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BLEECKER, Ha rmanus, lawyer, born in Albany, New York, 19 October 1779; died there, 19 July 1849. He studied at Union, but before the completion of his course was admitted to the bar in Albany, where he practiced many years as a partner of Theodore Sedgwiek. Afterward he was elected to congress as a federalist, serving from 4 November 1811, till 3 March 1813. His career in congress was memorable for his opposition to the war of 1812. From 1822 till 1834 he was a regent of the University of the State of New York. In 1839 he was appointed charge d'affaires at the Hague, where he remained until 1842, when he returned to Albany, New York
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