William Kirkpatrick (New York politician)

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William Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick (November 7, 1769 – September 2, 1832) was an American physician and politician from New York.


Kirkpatrick was born in Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, he graduated from Princeton College in 1788, studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and commenced practice in Whitestown, Oneida County, New York in 1795. He moved to Salina (now a part of Syracuse), Onondaga County in 1806 and continued the practice of medicine. He subsequently became Superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 10th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1807 to March 3, 1809. He was again Superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs from 1810 to 1831, and died in Salina in 1832. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery (Syracuse, New York).


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Peter B. Porter