Isaac W. Van Schaick

Isaac Whitbeck Van Schaick ( born December 7, 1817 in Coxsackie, Greene County, New York; † August 22, 1901 in Catonsville, Maryland ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1887, and again from 1889 to 1891, he represented the state of Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaac Van Schaick was an uncle of Aaron Van Schaick Cochrane (1858-1943), who represented 1897-1901 the State of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. He attended the common schools and was then engaged in the manufacture of adhesives. In 1857 he moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1861, to Wisconsin. In Milwaukee, he went into the mill business. There he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.

In 1871, Van Schaick was elected to the city council of Milwaukee; 1873-1875 he was a deputy in the Wisconsin State Assembly. Between 1877 and 1882 he was a member of the Senate of Wisconsin. In the congressional elections of 1884 he was in the fourth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Peter V. Deuster on March 4, 1885. Since he resigned in 1886 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1887. Two years later he was re-elected but in the fourth district of Wisconsin in Congress. There he took over from the March 4, 1889 Henry Smith, who was two years earlier become his successor. By March 3, 1891 Isaac Van Schaick completed a further term in the House of Representatives. In 1890 he came not again. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Wisconsin.

In 1894, Van Schaick moved to Catonsville in the state of Maryland. There he spent his twilight years and there he is also passed on 22 August 1901.