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Vincent Mathews (June 29, 1766 - August 23, 1846) was a United States Representative from New York. Born at "Matthew's Field," near Newburghmarker, Orange Countymarker, he pursued an academic course in Noah Webster's School at Goshen and at the academy at Hackensack, New Jerseymarker. He studied law in New York City, was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Elmiramarker.

Mathews was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1794 and of the New York State Senate in 1796, 1797, and 1809. He was bounty land claims commissioner in 1798 and served as Cavalry commander and brigadier general in the New York militia. He was elected as a Federalist to the Eleventh Congress, holding office from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1811. Mathews was district attorney for the seventh district of New York from 1813 to 1815 and moved to Bath and thence to Rochestermarker in 1821. He was again a member of the State assembly in 1826, and was district attorney of Monroe Countymarker in 1831. He resumed the practice of law in Rochester, where he died in 1846; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.


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