Isaiah D. Clawson

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Isaiah Dunn Clawson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1855 – March 3, 1859
Preceded by Nathan T. Stratton
Succeeded by John T. Nixon
Personal details
Born March 30, 1822
Woodstown, New Jersey
Died October 9, 1879(1879-10-09) (aged 57)
Woodstown, New Jersey
Political party Opposition Party (1st term)
Republican (2nd term)
Profession Physician, Politician

Isaiah Dunn Clawson (March 30, 1822 – October 9, 1879) was an American Opposition Party / Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 to 1859.

Born in Woodstown, New Jersey on March 30, 1822, Clawson attended Delaware College, (Newark, Delaware) and Lafayette College (Easton, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Princeton College in 1840 and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1843. He commenced the practice of medicine in Woodstown. He served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1854.

He was elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1855 to March 3, 1859, but was not a candidate for renomination in 1858.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of medicine in Woodstown, where he died on October 9, 1879. Interment in the Baptist Cemetery.

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