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Blackford, Isaac Newton

Born November 6, 1786, in Bound Brook, NJ
Died December 31, 1859, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin Pierce on March 3, 1855, to a new seat authorized by 10 Stat. 612. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1855, and received commission on March 3, 1855. Served as presiding judge, 1858-1859. Service terminated on December 31, 1859, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Circuit Court of Indiana Territory, First Judicial Circuit, 1814-1815

College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), 1806
Read law with Judge Gabriel Ford, Morristown, New Jersey, 1810
Read law with Col. George McDonald, Somerville, New Jersey, 1810

Professional Career:

Private practice, Indiana Territory, 1812-1813
First clerk and recorder, Washington County, Indiana Territory, 1813
Clerk, Indiana Territorial Legislature, 1813
State representative and speaker of the house, Indiana, 1817
Judge, Indiana Supreme Court, 1817-1853
Private practice, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1853-1855