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Isaac Dashiell JONES

(1806-1893)

JONES, Isaac Dashiell, a Representative from Maryland; born on the family homestead, ”Wetcpquin,” Somerset County, Md., November 1, 1806; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Washington Academy, Somerset County, where he became assistant tutor before his studies were completed; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md.; member of the State house of delegates in 1832, 1835, 1840, and 1866; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); took an active part in the State constitutional conventions of 1864 and 1867; elected attorney general of the State in 1867; elected judge of the court of arbitration of Baltimore in 1877; director of the Maryland State School for the Deaf, Frederick, Md., 1867-1893 and of the Maryland School for the Colored Blind and Deaf at Baltimore 1872-1893; died in Baltimore, Md., July 5, 1893; interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

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

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