Isaac Darlington

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Isaac Darlington
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded bySee below
Succeeded bySee below
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1781-12-13)December 13, 1781
West Chester, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 27, 1839(1839-04-27) (aged 57)
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Political partyFederalist

Isaac Darlington (December 13, 1781 – April 27, 1839) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

He was born near West Chester, Pennsylvania and attended Friends School at Birmingham, Pennsylvania. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1801 where he commenced his practice in West Chester. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1807 to 1809. He served as a lieutenant and adjutant of the Second Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1814 and 1815.

Darlington was elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1818 to the Sixteenth congress. He was appointed deputy attorney general for Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1820 and became 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 in 1839. Interment in Friends Burying Ground in Birmingham, Pennsylvania. He was the cousin of Edward Darlington and William Darlington, second cousin of Smedley Darlington.


  • United States Congress. "Isaac Darlington (id: D000057)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Darlington
John Hahn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district


alongside: Roger Davis

Succeeded by
William Darlington
Samuel Gross