Isaac Edward Morse

Isaac Edward Morse ( May 22nd 1809 in Attakapas, Louisiana, † February 11, 1866 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1844 and 1851 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaac Morse attended the public schools in Elizabethtown (New Jersey) and the Norwich Military Academy in Vermont. Then he studied until 1829 at Harvard University. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new job in New Orleans and in St. Martinville 1835-1842.

Politically, Morse was a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1842 and 1844 he sat in the Senate from Louisiana. After the death of Pierre Bossier deputies he was at the due election for the fourth seat of Louisiana as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on December 2, 1844 its new mandate. After three re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1851 Congress. During this time, including the Mexican -American War was. In the years 1849-1851 Morse was Chairman of the Committee, which dealt with private land claims. In 1848 he took part in Baltimore as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In the congressional elections of 1850 Isaac Morse lost to John Moore of the Whig party. From 1853 to 1855 he served as Attorney General of the State of Louisiana. In 1856, Morse was a member of an American negotiating committee that negotiated the rights of transit through Panama. Then Morse has held no other political office more. He died on 11 February 1866 in New Orleans.