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DARLINGTON, Isaac, (cousin of Edward Darlington and William Darlington), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near West Chester, Chester County, Pa., December 13, 1781; attended Friends School at Birmingham, Chester County, Pa.; taught in the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1801 and commenced practice in West Chester, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1807-1809; lieutenant and adjutant of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in 1814 and 1815; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1819); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1818 to the Sixteenth Congress; was appointed deputy attorney general for Chester County in 1820; presiding judge of the judicial district comprising the counties of Chester and Delaware from May 1821 until the time of his death in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., April 27, 1839; interment in Friends Burying Ground, Birmingham, Chester County, Pa.

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University of Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Wayne Family Papers, ca. 1778-1881, amount unknown. Seven letters from Isaac Darlington to Isaac Wayne written between 1814 and 1829.
Papers: In the Wayne Family Papers, ca. 1778-1881, amount unknown. Two letters, both including a copy of a recommendation from multiple signers for his son J. Edgar Thomson to become a cadet at the West Point Military Academy. Other authors include Isaac Darlington.
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