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Isaac Parker

congressman , jurist

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