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.

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 byGurdon S. Mumford,
George Clinton, Jr.
Succeeded byPierre 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 byAsa Fitch
Thomas P. Grosvenor
Succeeded byJames W. Wilkin
Personal details
Born(1778-09-26)September 26, 1778
Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedJuly 13, 1832(1832-07-13) (aged 53)
Orange County, New York, U.S.
Resting placeOld Town Cemetery
Newburgh, New York
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Spouse(s)Sarah Van Kleek Fisk
ChildrenTheodore S. Fisk
James L Fisk
Delphine R. E. Fisk
and Mary M Fisk

Early lifeEdit

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.


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.


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 lifeEdit

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]


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

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