Member Biography

Isaiah Graham 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1812-1813         Democrat
1813-1814         Democrat
1814-1815         Democrat
1815-1816       13 Democrat
1816-1817       13 Democrat

COUNTIES: Cumberland  


1769 - 08/27/1835

Isaiah Graham (D13) Cumberland County 1811-1817

Early Life:

Isaiah Graham, born 1769, son of James and Martha Hutchinson Graham of Cumberland County; rudimentary education; apprenticed as a tanner, shop located on the Conodoguinet Creek; unsuccessful campaign, Coroner, Cumberland County, 1807; elected, Commissioner, Cumberland County, 1808; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1811-1817; appointed, associate judge, courts of Cumberland County; 1819-1835; unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, 1820; ruling elder, Big Spring Presbyterian Church; married, Nancy Lindsay, 1793, children, Nancy Graham, James Hutchinson Graham; died August 27, 1835, (aged 65–66) Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Big Springs Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career: 


Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Ruling elder, Big Spring Presbyterian Church, twenty years.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful campaign, Coroner, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1807. 

Elected, Commissioner, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, 1808.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1811-1818. 

Appointed, Governor William Findlay, associate judge, courts of Cumberland County, 1819-1835. 

Unsuccessful campaign, United States House of Representatives, District 5 Pennsylvania, 1820.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members "G""Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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Isaiah Graham (1769-1835) - Find a Grave Memorial