William Patterson (New York)

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William Patterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th district
In office
March 4, 1837 – August 14, 1838
Preceded by George W. Lay
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born (1789-06-04)June 4, 1789
Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died August 14, 1838(1838-08-14) (aged 49)
Warsaw, New York, U.S.
Resting place Warsaw Town Cemetery
Warsaw, New York
Nationality American
Political party Whig
Relations George Washington Patterson
Augustus Frank
Parents Thomas Patterson
Elizabeth (Wallace) Patterson
Profession Farmer

William Patterson (June 4, 1789 – August 14, 1838) was an American farmer, manufacturer and politician. He served as a United States Representative from the U.S. state of New York.

Early life[edit]

Patterson was born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire,[1] the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Wallace) Patterson. He attended the common schools and moved to Rensselaerville, Albany County, New York in 1815. The following year Patterson moved to Lyons, Wayne County where he engaged in the manufacture and sale of fanning mills. In 1822, he moved to a farm near Warsaw, New York and engaged in agricultural pursuits,[2] and then settled in Warsaw in 1837.

Political career[edit]

Patterson held several local offices in Warsaw, and was elected as a Whig candidate to the Twenty-fifth Congress.[3] He served in Congress from March 4, 1837 until his death in Warsaw on August 14, 1838.[4][5] He is interred in the Warsaw Town Cemetery.[6]

Family life[edit]

Patterson's brother, George Washington Patterson,[7] and nephew, Augustus Frank, [8] were also members of the U. S. House of Representatives from New York.


  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project. New Hampshire: A Guide to the Granite State. US History Publishers. p. 444. 
  2. ^ "Spirits Alive 2011". Warsaw Cemetery. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ United States Congress and, Enyart, O. M. (1903). A biographical congressional directory, 1774 to 1903: The Continental Congress: September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, inclusive. The United States Congress: the First Congress to the Fifty-seventh Congress, March 4, 1903, inclusive. Govt print. off. p. 124. 
  4. ^ Buffalo Historical Society (1907). Publications, Volume 10. The Society. p. 137. 
  5. ^ Niles, William Ogden (1838). Niles' National Register, Volume 54. p. 401. 
  6. ^ "Spirits Alive 2011". Warsaw Cemetery. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "PATTERSON, George Washington, (1799 - 1879)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "FRANK, Augustus, (1826 - 1895)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Lay
New York's 29th congressional district
Succeeded by