Israel Jacobs

Israel Jacobs

Birth
Perkiomen, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Dec 1796 (aged 70)
Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 20177176 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was engaged in the agricultural business when appointed member of the colonial assembly, serving from 1770 to 1774. In 1791 he was elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Second Congress, serving until 1793. He was the first Jewish member to take office in the US Congress. After his term, he resumed agricultural pursuits until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 30 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20177176
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Israel Jacobs (9 Jun 1726–10 Dec 1796), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20177176, citing Upper Providence Meeting Burial Ground, Oaks, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .