Isaiah D. Clawson

Isaiah Dunn Clawson ( born March 30, 1822 in Woodstown, Salem County, New Jersey; † October 9, 1879 ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1859 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Isaiah Clawson attended the Delaware College in Newark (Delaware) and Lafayette College in Easton ( Pennsylvania). Then he studied until 1840 at the Princeton College. After a subsequent study medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his 1843 was admitted as a doctor, he started in Woodstown to work in this profession. In the 1850s he joined the short-lived opposition party. In 1854 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1854 Clawson was the first electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Nathan T. Stratton on March 4, 1855. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1859 two legislative sessions. These were shaped by the events leading up to the Civil War. During his first term in Congress moved Isaiah Clawson founded in 1854 to the Republican Party as their candidate, he was re-elected in 1856.

In 1858 Clawson gave up another Congress candidate. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he again worked as a doctor in Woodstown, where he died on October 9, 1879.