Bennet Van Syckel

Bennet Van Syckel (April 17, 1830 – December 19, 1921) was an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court from 1869 to 1904.[1][2]

Van Syckel was born on April 17, 1830, in Bethlehem Township, New Jersey, the son of Aaron Van Syckel and Mary (née Bird).[2]

He graduated Princeton University in 1846[3] and was the oldest living member of his class when he died.[4] He was admitted to bar and in 1851 began his practice in Flemington.

He served as Justice of Supreme Court of the New Jersey from 1869 to 1904.[5]

He died December 19, 1921 and was interred at Riverview Cemetery in Trenton, where he resided.[1]

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  1. 1 2 "Judge Bennet W. Van Syckel (1830 - 1921) - Find A Grave Memorial". Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. 1 2 Sackett, William Edgar; and Scannell, John James. Scannell's New Jersey First Citizens: Biographies and Portraits of the Notable Living Men and Women of New Jersey with Informing Glimpses Into the State's History and Affairs, Volume 1, p. 511. J. J. Scannell, 1917. Accessed July 13, 2016. "BENNET VAN SYCKEL— Trenton.— Jurist. Born in Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co., April 17, 1830."
  3. Thompson-Stahr, Jane (1 January 2001). "The Burling Books: Ancestors and Descendants of Edward and Grace Burling, Quakers (1600-2000)". Jane k thompson. Retrieved 12 July 2016 via Google Books.
  4. "Princeton Alumni Weekly". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 1 January 1921. Retrieved 12 July 2016 via Google Books.
  5. Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "The Political Graveyard: New Jersey: Associate Justices of Supreme Court". Retrieved 12 July 2016.
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