WAYNE, Isaac

1772–1852

Biography

WAYNE, Isaac, (son of Anthony Wayne), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Paoli, Chester County, Pa., in 1772; attended the common schools and was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the Chester County bar in 1795; member of the State house of representatives 1799-1801 and in 1806; served in the State senate in 1810; during the War of 1812 was captain of a troop of Pennsylvania Horse Cavalry, raised and equipped by himself, and was subsequently colonel of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; unsuccessful Federalist candidate for Governor in 1814; elected to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Chester County, Pa., October 25, 1852; interment in St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Radnor, Pa.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Detroit Public Library
Burton Historical Collection

Detroit, MI
Papers: In the Anthony Wayne Papers, 1767-1811, 4 boxes, Persons represented include Isaac Wayne.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1821-1822, 1 volume. A diary of Isaac Wayne, in which he describes farming and other activities at "Waynesborough."

New-York Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: 1817-1826. 7 letters. In the William Darlington collection. Finding aid in repository.

U.S. Military Academy
Special Collections & Archives

West Point, NY
Papers: 1835-1840, 10 items. Correspondence of Isaac Wayne includes letters from West Point Cadets.

University of Michigan
William L. Clements Library

Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Wayne Family Papers, 1756-1900, 7 linear feet. There are approximately 1,500 items relating to Isaac Wayne, most of them dealing with Pennsylvania politics. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1792, 1 item. A vellum certificate stating that Isaac Wayne has been admitted to membership in the Belles Lettres Society at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Dated 5 May 1792 and signed by John Moore, president of the Society.
Papers: 1797-1841, 263 items. Correspondents include family members and a variety of political, social, and business acquaintances and associates.
Papers: 1819, 1 item. A letter from Isaac Wayne to the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. In the letter, Isaac Wayne writes regarding information on the bloody murrain of cattle.
Papers: In Philip H. Ward Historical Collection, ca. 1820-1840, 13 boxes. Persons represented include Isaac Wayne.
Papers: In the Wayne Family Papers, ca. 1778-1881, 15 boxes. The collection deals primarily with the legal, financial, political, and family affairs of Isaac Wayne.
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