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Isaac PARRISH

(1804-1860)

PARRISH, Isaac, a Representative from Ohio; born near St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio, in March 1804; resided in Cambridge, Guernsey County; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County in 1833; member of the State house of representatives in 1837; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; elected to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; resumed the practice of law and his former business pursuits in Sharon; also interested in the real estate business and engaged in freighting by steamboat on the Mississippi River; established the Harrison County Flag, published at Calhoun; died in Parrish City, Iowa, August 9, 1860; interment in Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Harrison County, Iowa.

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

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