Isaac Freeman Rasin

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About Isaac Freeman Rasin

(Isaac) Freeman Rasin (1833-1907) was a democratic boss of Baltimore for many years, and was considered a powerful political boss in the United States during his life, counting among his friends President Grover Cleveland. Born in Kent County and educated at private schools and at Washington College, he came to Baltimore in 1847, working first as a dry goods clerk, then as a dry goods merchant with his own business. In 1867, he was elected to Clerk of Court of Common Pleas in Baltimore, for which post he was re-elected in 1873 and 1885, serving altogether 18 years. In 1886, he was appointed Naval Officer for Baltimore by President Cleveland, and served until 1890. He was a Baltimore Insurance Commissioner from 1892-1895, and at one point President Cleveland offered Rasin the position of U.S. Consul to Berlin, which he declined. Married to Julia Ann Claypoole Rasin (d. 1899), their home was at 1039 N. Calvert St. in Baltimore.

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Isaac Freeman Rasin's Timeline

1833
1833
1863
March 8, 1863
Age 30
1865
April 17, 1865
Age 32
1867
July 24, 1867
Age 34
1869
October 28, 1869
Age 36
1872
February 11, 1872
Age 39
1876
March 22, 1876
Age 43
1877
September 18, 1877
Age 44
1879
August 17, 1879
Age 46
1881
June 4, 1881
Age 48
Maryland, United States