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Isaac FLETCHER

(1784-1842)

FLETCHER, Isaac, a Representative from Vermont; born in Dunstable, Middlesex County, Mass., November 22, 1784; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1808; taught in the academy at Chesterfield, N.H.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in December 1811 and commenced practice at Lyndon, Vt., in 1812; member of the State house of representatives 1819-1824, and served one term as speaker; prosecuting attorney of Caledonia County, Vt., 1820-1829; member of the State constitutional convention in 1822; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1825; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); chairman, Committee on Patents (Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; adjutant general on the staff of Governor Van Ness; died in Lyndon, Vt., October 19, 1842; interment in Lyndon Town Cemetery.

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

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