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Philip Schuyler
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United States Senator
from New York
In office
March 4, 1797 – January 3, 1798
Preceded by Aaron Burr
Succeeded by John Sloss Hobart
In office
July 16, 1789 – March 3, 1791
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Aaron Burr
1st Surveyor General of New York
In office
1781–1784
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Simeon De Witt
Personal details
Born
Philip John Schuyler

(1733-11-20)November 20, 1733
Albany, Province of New York
Died November 18, 1804(1804-11-18) (aged 70)
Albany, New York, U.S.
Resting place Albany Rural Cemetery
Political party Pro-Administration,
Federalist
Spouse(s)
Catherine Van Rensselaer
(m. 1755; died 1803)
Children
Parents Johannes Schuyler, Jr.
Cornelia van Cortlandt
Relatives See Schuyler family
Profession Soldier, Statesman
Military service
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
 United States of America
Branch/service Colonial-Red-Ensign.svg British America militia
New York New York State Militia
Rank Captain (Britain)
Major General (USA)
Battles/wars French and Indian War
Revolutionary War

Philip John Schuyler ( November 20 [O.S. November 9] 1733 – November 18, 1804) was an American general in the Revolutionary War and a United States Senator from New York. He is usually known as Philip Schuyler, while his son is usually known as Philip J. Schuyler.

Born in Albany, Province of New York, into the prosperous Schuyler family, Schuyler fought in the French and Indian War. He won election to the New York General Assembly in 1768 and to the Continental Congress in 1775. He planned the Continental Army's 1775 Invasion of Quebec, but poor health forced him to delegate command of the invasion to Richard Montgomery. He prepared the Continental Army's defense of the 1777 Saratoga campaign, but was replaced by General Horatio Gates as the commander of Continental forces in the theater. Schuyler resigned from the Continental Army in 1779.

Schuyler served in the New York State Senate for most of the 1780s and supported the ratification of the United States Constitution. He represented New York in the 1st United States Congress but lost his state's 1791 Senate election to Aaron Burr. After a period in the state senate, he won election to the United States Senate again in 1797, affiliating with the Federalist Party. He resigned due to poor health the following year. He was the father of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton and the father-in-law of Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

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