His entry into business was delayed by the outbreak of hostilities as he reached his twenty-first birthday. He was accorded a land bounty right for service in conjunction with the first regiment of the Albany County militia.
In 1779, he entered the public mainstream when he was appointed firemaster for the first ward. He later served as an election inspector. In 1793, he was elected alderman for the third ward. In 1798, he was elected to represent Albany in the New York State Assembly.
Jeremiah Lansing died in October 1817 at the age of sixty-three. He was buried in the church plot of the Washington Park cemetery. Letters of administration were issued on his estate in November. His widow, Helena, lived until October 1829 at the 80 North Pearl Street address.
first posted: 9/20/05