|From||United States of America|
|Birth||3 October 1838, Fergus, Ontario, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada|
|Death||8 September 1921, Flint, Genesee County, Michigan, U.S.A. (aged 82 years)|
William A. Paterson (October 3, 1838 – September 8, 1921) was an American automobile maker and one of the original stockholders of Buick Motor Company. He created the Paterson automobile and briefly served as Mayor of the City of Flint. He was also involved in founding the Union Trust Savings Bank.
William A Paterson built a new office on the corner of S. Saginaw and Third Street. The Paterson Building still stands today. The building owned by the Collison Family has been maintained to reflect is beautiful glory, rich in art deco, inside and out.