Isaac PIERSON, Congress, NJ (1770-1833)


PIERSON, Isaac, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Orange, Essex County, N.J., August 15, 1770; attended private schools; was graduated from Princeton College in 1789; studied medicine; was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, and commenced practice in Orange, N.J.; elected assessor of Orange April 13, 1807, and served one year; sheriff of Essex County 1807-1809; president of the Medical Society of New Jersey in 1827; elected as an Adams candidate to the Twentieth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1827-March 3, 1831); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; died in Orange, N.J., September 22, 1833; interment in Old Burying Ground; reinterment in Rosedale Cemetery in 1840.

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