Name: Isaac Freeman RASIN
Given Name: Isaac Freeman
Birth: 11 Mar 1833 in Kent Co, Md
Death: 9 Mar 1907 in Baltimore, Md
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, Baltimore. Maryland Historical Society has a huge book of articles and obituaries of the life of Isaac Freeman Rasin. He apparently was a strong politician that moved behind the scenes and controlled many politicians.
Change Date: 24 Jun 2003 at 01:00:00
!DEATH: I. Freeman Rasin died March 9, 1907 aged 73 years, 11 months, 29 days.
Children's names and births come from family Bible.
(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.
Father: Robert Wilson RASIN b: 6 Sep 1806 in , , Kent Co, Maryland
Mother: Mary Rebecca RINGGOLD b: 22 Feb 1802 in , , Kent Co, Maryland
Julia Ann CLAYPOOLE b: ABT 1841
- Martha Ann RASIN b: 8 Mar 1863
- Genevieve Ringgold RASIN b: 17 Apr 1865
- Howard Claypoole RASIN b: 24 Jul 1867
- John Freeman RASIN b: 28 Oct 1869 c: 3 Nov 1870 in St. Peters P.E., , Baltimore, Md
- Morris Claypoole RASIN b: 11 Feb 1872
- Gertrude Browne RASIN b: 22 Mar 1876
- Julia Angela RASIN b: 18 Sep 1877
- Helen Ringgold RASIN b: 17 Aug 1879
- Carroll Wilson RASIN b: 4 Jun 1881
- Alice Regina RASIN b: 5 Jul 1883