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Jacob BRINKERHOFF

(1810-1880)

BRINKERHOFF, Jacob, (cousin of Henry Roelif Brinkerhoff), a Representative from Ohio; born in Niles, Cayuga County, N.Y., August 31, 1810; attended the public schools and Plattsburg Academy, Steuben County, N.Y.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; moved to Plymouth, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Richland County, Ohio, 1839-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Invalid Pensions (Twenty-eighth Congress); resumed the practice of law in Mansfield, Ohio; affiliated with the Republican Party on its formation in 1856; delegate to numerous Republican National Conventions; justice of the supreme court of Ohio 1856-1871; died in Mansfield, Ohio, July 19, 1880; interment in Mansfield Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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