Isaac V. McPherson

Isaac Vanbert McPherson ( born March 8, 1868 Rome, Douglas County, Missouri, † 31 October 1931 in Aurora, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1919 and 1923 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth came with his parents to Isaac McPherson Bradleyville, where he attended the public schools in the area. After a subsequent law studies and his 1889 was admitted to a lawyer, he started in Mount Vernon to work in this profession. In the years 1901 and 1902 he was a prosecutor in Lawrence County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. From 1903 to 1904 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Missouri; 1905-1912 he was postmaster in Aurora. In addition, he continued to practice as a lawyer.

In the congressional elections of 1918, McPherson was in the 15th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Perl D. Decker on March 4, 1919. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1923 two legislative sessions. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages and the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

In 1922 Isaac McPherson was not nominated by his party for re-election. Since 1923 until his death on October 31, 1931 in Aurora, he worked as a lawyer for the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation.