Jonathan Fisk

Jonathan Fisk (September 26, 1778 - July 13, 1832) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Amherst, New Hampshire, he attended the public schools, taught school, and moved to Newburgh, New York in 1800. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1802, and commenced practice in Newburgh.

Fisk was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eleventh Congress, holding office from March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1811. He was elected to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served until his resignation in March 1815, holding office from March 4, 1813 to March 3 1815. He accepted the position of United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, to which he was appointed by President James Madison, and held that office from March 1815 to June 30, 1819. He resumed the practice of law and in 1832 died in Newburgh; interment was in Old Town Cemetery.


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