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Isaiah Dunn Clawson (March 30, 1822 – October 9, 1879) was an American Opposition Party / Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859.

Isaiah Dunn Clawson
Isaiah D. Clawson, Representative from New Jersey, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait LCCN2010649119.jpg
From 1859's McClees' Gallery of Photographic Portraits of the Senators, Representatives & Delegates of the Thirty-Fifth Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byNathan T. Stratton
Succeeded byJohn T. Nixon
Personal details
BornMarch 30, 1822
Woodstown, New Jersey
DiedOctober 9, 1879(1879-10-09) (aged 57)
Woodstown, New Jersey
Political partyOpposition Party (1st term)
Republican (2nd term)
ProfessionPhysician, Politician

Born in Woodstown, New Jersey on March 30, 1822, Clawson attended Delaware College, (Newark, Delaware) and Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Princeton College in 1840 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1843. He commenced the practice of medicine in Woodstown. He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1854.

He was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1858.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of medicine in Woodstown, where he died on October 9, 1879. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Isaiah Dunn Clawson (id: C000477)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Isaiah Dunn Clawson at The Political Graveyard
  • Isaiah Dunn Clawson at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathan T. Stratton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1855–March 3, 1859
Succeeded by
John T. Nixon