Isaac M. Jordan

Isaac M. Jordan ( born May 5, 1835 in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania, † December 3, 1890 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an American lawyer and politician (Democratic Party).


Isaac M. Jordan retired in 1837 with his parents to Springfield, Ohio. There he attended the Northwood Institute 1853-1854. He graduated in 1857 from Miami University in Oxford, where he was one of the founders of Sigma Chi student movement on June 28, 1855. Jordan studied law. His admission to the bar he received a year later and then began practicing in Dayton. In 1859 he moved to Cincinnati, where he continued his activities as a lawyer.

Jordan also pursued a political career. He was elected for the second electoral district of Ohio in the 48th U.S. Congress, where he served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1885. A new candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1884, he refused and took after the end of his term his work as a lawyer in Cincinnati again. Jordan passed away on December 3, 1890 of complications from injuries he had sustained in an elevator accident in Lincoln Inn in Cincinnati. He was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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