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Isaac McKim

United States representative , politician

Isaac Mckim, American congressman, merchant. member Maryland. Senate, 1821-1823; member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 17th, 23d-25th congresses, January 8, 1823-1825, 33-April 1, 1838.

Background

Mckim, Isaac was born on July 21, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John and Margaret (Duncan) Mckim.

Education

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, McKim attended the public schools, and later engaged in mercantile pursuits.

Career

He served in the War of 1812 as aide-de-camp to General Samuel Smith. McKim was elected as a Democrat to the Seventeenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel Smith. On the same day, McKim was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Representative-elect Smith and served from January 4, 1823, to March 3, 1825.

After Congress, McKim served as director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. from 1827 until 1831. McKim returned to Congress, elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He served from March 4, 1833, until his death in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 1, 1838.

He was interred in the burying ground of St. Paul's Church.

Membership

Member Maryland. Senate, 1821-1823. Member United States House of Representatives from Maryland., 17th, 23d-25th congresses, January 8, 1823-1825, 33-April 1, 1838.

Connections

Married Ann Bowly, December 21, 1808.

father:
John Mckim

mother:
Margaret (Duncan) Mckim

spouse:
Ann Bowly