Thomas Kirkpatrick Becomes Mayor of Kingston in 1838 & Again in 1847

1805-1870
Thomas Kirkpatrick Becomes Mayor of Kingston in 1838 and again in 1847Pinterest
Portrait of Thomas Kirkpatrick painted by William Sawyer in 1861.
Thomas Kirkpatrick Becomes Mayor of Kingston in 1838 and Again in 1847Pinterest
1901 photograph of the Kirkpatrick portrait taken at the Sheldon & Davis photography studio. Source: City of Kingston.
Thomas Kirkpatrick Becomes Mayor of Kingston in 1838 and again in 1847Pinterest
Drawing of Thomas Kirkpatrick by Vince Perez. Source: City of Kingston.

Thomas Kirkpatrick, born near Dublin, Ireland, arrived in Kingston to study law and later became the town solicitor (1839-1846). Kirkpatrick was elected as the Town of Kingston’s first mayor (but was disqualified as he was not a resident at the time) and the City’s second mayor. Kirkpatrick served as Frontenac's Member of Parliament in the first Canadian Parliament in 1867.