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Marius Schoonmaker (April 24, 1811 – January 5, 1894) was a United States Representative from New Yorkmarker.

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Born in Kingstonmarker, Ulster Countymarker, he attended the common schools and graduated from Yale College in 1830. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Kingston. He was a member of the New York State Senate in 1850 and 1851, and was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress, serving from March 4, 1851 to March 3, 1853. Schoonmaker declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852 and resumed the practice of law in Kingston.

In 1854 and 1855, Schoonmaker was auditor of the canal department of New York State, and Superintendent of Banks from 1854 to 1856. He was also president of the Kingston Board of Education for nine years, and was president of the village of Kingston in 1866, 1869, and 1870. In 1867, he served as a delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867, and was president of the board of directors of Kingston.

Schoonmaker died in Kingston and was interred in Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery.

Marius Schoonmaker's grandfater, Cornelius C. Schoonmaker, was also a U.S. Representative from New York.


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