Isaac Roach

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Isaac Roach (February 24, 1786 – December 29, 1848) was an American lawyer and politician who served one term as mayor of Philadelphia, from 1838 to 1839. He was a captain in the United States Army and fought in the War of 1812.[1] He was brevetted to Major in April 1823,[2] and resigned from the army on April 1, 1824.[3] He became the mayor of Philadelphia in 1838 and was later appointed the Treasurer of the Mint.[4]

On October 4, 1819, Roach married Mary Huddell.[5]

Roach died in 1848 in Philadelphia, where he is buried in St. Peter's churchyard.


  1. ^ Stryker's American Register and Magazine. W.M. Morrison. 1849. p. 251. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Howard Malcolm; Seilhamer, George Overcast (1895). Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, from Its First Settlement to Year 1895. Harvard University: New York History Co. p. 499. 
  3. ^ The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. University of Michigan: Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 1893. p. 129. ISSN 0031-4587. 
  4. ^ Simpson, Henry (1859). The Lives of Eminent Philadelphians, Now Deceased. W. Brotherhead. p. 847. 
  5. ^ Mackenzie, George Norbury; Rhoades, Nelson Osgood (1917). Colonial Families of the United States of America. University of Wisconsin–Madison: The Grafton Press. p. 386. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Swift
Mayor of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
John Swift