Isaac Newton Blackford

Notable Facts

  • Served as Speaker of the House in the 1st General Assembly (1816-1817)
  • First judge appointed to the U.S. Court of Claims upon its creation in 1855 (served 1855-1859)


Indiana House
Knox County
In office
Nov 4, 1816 to Sep 10, 1817
Assumed: General Election
Left: State Judicial Appointment
Indiana Supreme Court Justice
District 2
In office
Sep 10, 1817 to Jan 3, 1853
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Did Not Run
Isaac Newton Blackford spent 36 years, 2 months, 8 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.


1825–Governor LOST
General Election–Monday, August 1, 1825
James B. Ray (i)*, 13,852 votes
Isaac Newton Blackford, 12,165 votes
Out of 26,017 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,687 (6.48%)
In the 1 races for which we have results, Isaac Newton Blackford had a record of 0-1. That includes a record of 0-1 in 1 general election.