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Name Blackford, Isaac Newton
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 6, 1786, in Bound Brook, NJ
Died December 31, 1859, in Washington, DC

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born November 6, 1786, in Bound Brook, NJ
Died December 31, 1859, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 3, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 612. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1855, and received commission on March 3, 1855. Served as presiding judge, 1858-1859. Service terminated on December 31, 1859, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Circuit Court of Indiana Territory, First Judicial Circuit, 1814-1815

Education:
College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1806
Read law with Judge Gabriel Ford, Morristown, New Jersey, 1810
Read law with Col. George McDonald, Somerville, New Jersey, 1810

Professional Career:

Private practice, Indiana Territory, 1812-1813
First clerk and recorder, Washington County, Indiana Territory, 1813
Clerk, Indiana Territorial Legislature, 1813
State representative and speaker of the house, Indiana, 1817
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1817-1853
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1853-1855


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