Definition of Van Rensselaer, Stephen in English:
(1764–1839), US army officer and politician. He held various state positions in New York and participated in the War of 1812. A Federalist, he served in the US House of Representatives 1822–29. He also founded the technical school (1824) that became Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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