Jonathan Fisk

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Jonathan Fisk
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1811
Preceded by Gurdon S. Mumford,
George Clinton, Jr.
Succeeded by Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 21, 1815 (resignation)
Preceded by Asa Fitch
Thomas P. Grosvenor
Succeeded by James W. Wilkin
Personal details
Born (1778-09-26)September 26, 1778
Amherst
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died July 13, 1832(1832-07-13) (aged 53)
Newburgh
Orange County, New York, U.S.
Resting place Old Town Cemetery
Newburgh, New York
Citizenship US
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah Van Kleek Fisk
Children Theodore S. Fisk
James L Fisk
Delphine R. E. Fisk
and Mary M Fisk
Profession Teacher
Lawyer
Politician

Jonathan Fisk (September 26, 1778 – July 13, 1832) was an American lawyer and politician who served as United States Representative for the third District of New York.

Early life[edit]

Fisk was born in Amherst, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, attended the public schools, taught school in Weare, New Hampshire, and later removed to New York City to read law. He was admitted to the bar in Westchester County, New York, in 1799, and began to practice in Newburgh, New York in 1800.

Career[edit]

Elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 11th United States Congress, Fisk was United States Representative for the third district of New York from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1811. He was again elected to the 13th and 14th United States Congresses, representing the sixth district of New York from March 4, 1813 to March 21, 1815, when he accepted a recess appointment by President James Madison as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 6, 1816, and remained in office until June 30, 1819. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.

Death[edit]

Fisk died in Newburgh, Orange County, New York on July 13, 1832 (age 53 years, 291 days). He is interred at Old Town Cemetery, Newburgh, New York.

Family life[edit]

Fisk was the son of Mary Bragg Fisk and Jonathan Fisk, who was appointed Judge of Probate for the District of Randolph in 1800. He married Sarah Van Kleek (1773–1832) and they had four children, Theodore S, James L, Delphine R. E., and Mary M.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruttenber, Edward Manning. History of the Town of Newburgh. E.M. Ruttenber & Company, 1859 - Newburgh (N.Y.). p. 309. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gurdon S. Mumford,
George Clinton, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

1809–1811
Succeeded by
Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr.
Preceded by
Asa Fitch
Thomas P. Grosvenor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1813–1815
Succeeded by
James W. Wilkin
Legal offices
Preceded by
Nathan Sanford
as U.S. Attorney for the District of New York
U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
1815–1819
Succeeded by
Robert L. Tillotson