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Isaac Parker

Isaac Parker, American congressman, jurist. Member of the United States Ho.

Background

  • Parker, Isaac was born on June 17, 1768 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Daniel and Margaret (Jarvis) Parker.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1786, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1814.

    Career

    • Member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 5th Congress, 1797-1799. United States marshal for Maine District (appointed by President John Adams), 1799-1803. Judge Massachusetts Supreme Court, 1806-1814, chief justice, 1814-1830.

      1st Royal professor of law at Harvard, 1815-1827, submitted plan for law school at Harvard, 1817 (plan adopted and school established). Overseer Harvard, 20 years. Trustee Bowdoin College, 11 years.

      President Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, 1820. Consolidated reforms in Massachusetts judicial system. Author: Oration on Washington, 1800.

      Sketch of the Character of Chief Justice Parsons, 1813.

    Works

    • Author: Oration on Washington, 1800. Sketch of the Character of Chief Justice Parsons, 1813.

    Membership

    Member of the United States Ho.

    Connections

    • Married Rebecca Hall, June 19, 1794, 8 children.
    • father: Daniel Parker
    • mother: Margaret (Jarvis) Parker
    • spouse: Rebecca Hall
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    Born June 17, 1768
    Died July 26, 1830
    (aged 62)
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