Isaac Burpee, PC (November 28, 1825 – March 1, 1885) was a Canadian merchant, entrepreneur, and politician.
Born in Sheffield, New Brunswick, the son of Isaac Burpee and Phoebe Coban, he was elected as a Liberal to the Canadian House of Commons in 1872 representing the riding of City and County of St. John, New Brunswick. He was the Minister of Customs and Minister of Agriculture (Acting). He served until his death in 1885.
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“Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man.”
—Bible: Hebrew Jacob, in Genesis, 27:11.
To his mother Rebekah, explaining how the blind Isaac might discover the ploy of his pretending to be Esau. Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. (25:27)