Andrew Kirkpatrick (lawyer)

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Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756–1831) was an American lawyer and jurist from New Jersey. He was a member of New Jersey General Assembly in 1797-98, and was appointed to the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1798. In 1804, he became the chief justice of that Court, and remained so until 1825. For many years Kirkpatrick was a trustee of the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), trustee of Queen's College (now Rutgers) from 1792 to 1809, and was a vice-president of the American Bible Society. He died on January 7, 1831 at New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Kirpatrick's grandson of the same name later became a United States District Court judge.[1]

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  1. ^ Frank John Urquhart, A History of the City of Newark, New Jersey (1913), p. 380.