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Term: Van Schaick, Isaac W. 1817 - 1901

Definition: businessman, politician, Congressman, b. Coxsackie, Greene County, N.Y. He moved to Wisconsin in 1861, settling in Milwaukee, where he was employed in the Phoenix Flour Mill, operated by his brother-in-law, Edward Sanderson. He soon became involved in local Republican politics, held minor offices in Milwaukee, and was state assemblyman (1873, 1875) and state senator (1877-1882). In 1884 he was elected to Congress, serving one term (Mar. 1885-Mar. 1887), but was not a candidate for re-election in 1886. Again elected to Congress in 1888, Van Schaick served from Mar., 1889, to Mar., 1891. In 1890 he was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the state senate, and in 1894 moved to Calonsville, Baltimore County, Md., where he lived in retirement until his death. Biog. Dir. Amer. Cong. (1928); Wis. Blue Book (1889); Milwaukee Evening Wis., Oct. 21, 1899.

[Source: Blue book]
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