In 1816William L. Marcy was appointed Recorder of Troy, an office from which he was removed in 1818 after he criticized Governor DeWitt Clinton’s administration in the Albany "Argus."Marcy, William L.
He had studied medicine with Dr. John Warren of Boston, been a navy surgeon in the War of 1812, earned an M.D. degree at Harvard in 1818, and taught anatomy and surgery at Dartmouth from 1820 to 1822.Medical education
In 1818 Asa Messer was appointed a justice of the state supreme court, but declined, finding the appointment incompatible with his college office.Messer, Asa
In November of that year Usher Parsons began attending lectures at the medical school in Boston, and in March 1818 he received an M.D. degree from Harvard, having written his dissertation on "the epidemic pneumonia of 1812-1813, as it appeared about Lake Erie."Parsons, Usher