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Isaac Dutton BARNARD

(1791-1834)
Senate Years of Service:
1827-1831
Party:
Jacksonian

BARNARD, Isaac Dutton, a Senator from Pennsylvania; born in Aston Township, Delaware County, Pa., July 18, 1791; moved with his parents to a farm near Chester, Pa.; attended the public schools; moved to Philadelphia, where he remained until 1811, when he returned to Chester; while studying law was appointed captain and major in the Fourteenth Regiment, United States Infantry, and served during the War of 1812; resumed his legal studies; admitted to the bar in 1816 and commenced practice in West Chester, Chester County, Pa.; deputy attorney general for Chester County 1817-1821; member of the State senate 1820-1826; secretary of State 1826; elected as a Jacksonian to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1827, until December 6, 1831, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Militia (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); died in West Chester, Pa., February 28, 1834; interment in Oakland’s Cemetery, near West Chester, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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