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Encyclopedia > Peter Dumont Vroom

Peter Dumont Vroom (December 12, 1791November 18, 1873), an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 9th Governor of New Jersey (serving two terms in office; from 1829–1832 and 1833–1836) and as a member of the United States House of Representatives for a single term, from 1839–1841. December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1791 (MDCCXCI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is a list of governors of New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...

He was born in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey and graduated from Columbia College, New York in 1808. After studying law at Somerville Academy he was admitted to the bar in 1813. Map of Hillsborough Township in Somerset County Hillsborough Township is a Township in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. ... Columbia College is the main undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the universitys main campus of Morningside Heights in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. ...

Vroom was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1826 to 1829. He then served as governor of New Jersey from 1829 to 1836. As governor, Vroom supported the establishment of the Camden and Amboy Railroad and the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... A map of the C&A and other related railroads. ... The Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R Canal) was a canal in central New Jersey that served to connect the Delaware River to the Raritan River. ...

In 1838 Vroom was one of five Democratic candidates for Congress to become involved in the Broad Seal War controversy. Disputed election results caused the U.S. House of Representatives to challenge the Whig candidates certified by Governor William Pennington. After a lengthy fight, Vroom and the four other Democrats were seated in place of the Whigs. Vroom lost his bid for reelection in 1840. The Broad Seal War was a controversy over the results of a Congressional election in New Jersey in 1838. ... William Pennington William Pennington (May 4, 1796–February 16, 1862) was an American lawyer and politician. ...

He then served as a delegate to the New Jersey state constitutional convention in 1844. He was appointed by President Franklin Pierce as United States Minister to Prussia from November 4, 1853 through August 10, 1857. He died in Trenton, New Jersey and was buried in the DuMont Cemetery off River Road in Hillsborough, New Jersey. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... Franklin Pierce, Sr. ... The United States has had diplomatic relations with the nation of Germany and its predecessor nation, the Kingdom of Prussia, since 1835. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Trent Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area    - City 21. ...

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Peter Dumont Vroom Papers 1744-1873. (190 words)
Columbia College (New York, N.Y.)--Students.; Austin, J. H.; Deutcher, Andrew.; Gale, Alfred.; Kennedy, Phineas B.; Parker, James, 1776-1868.; Wycoff, John M.; Vroom, Peter D. (Peter Dumont), 1745-1831.; Wall, Garret D. (Garret Dorset), 1783-1850.; New Jersey--Governors.; New Jersey--Politics and government.; United States--Diplomatic and consular service--Prussia.; United States--Politics and government--Colonial period, ca.
Correspondence and papers of Vroom, consisting chiefly of letters received by Vroom from a variety of individuals including J.H. Austin, Andrew Deutcher, Alfred Gale, P.B. Kennedy, James Parker, and John M. Wycoff.
Also of interest is Vroom's Latin-English vocabulary notebook kept during his junior year at Columbia College, 1807.
The Ancestors of Maria Hoagland (10976 words)
Issue:--Corson or Cornelius Vroom of the Raritan, bp.
His brothers Cornelius Corsen Vroom and Peter Corsen Vroom dropped the name of Vroom and retained the surname of Corsen, and their descendants are numerous on Long Island and in New Jersey.
Peter Dumont Vroom, junior, the third son, was born at the old Homestead on the Raritan on the twelfth day of December, 1791.
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