Isaac Pierson

Isaac Pierson ( born August 15, 1770 in Orange, New Jersey; † September 22, 1833 ) was an American politician. Between 1827 and 1831 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaac Pierson attended private schools and graduated in 1789, the Princeton College. After a subsequent study of medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and his medical license, he started working in Orange in this profession. In 1807 he was employed by the local municipal government as an assessor. This office he held for one year. Between 1807 and 1809 Pierson was as Sheriff Sheriff in Essex County. In 1827 he became president of the Medical Society of New Jersey.

In the 1820s, Pierson was a supporter of President John Quincy Adams. Later, he joined the National Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1826 he was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Daniel Garrison on March 4, 1827. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1831 two legislative sessions. After the inauguration of President Andrew Jackson was discussed inside and outside of Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President.

1830 Pierson was not re-elected. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is no longer politically have appeared. He died on 22 September 1833 in Orange.