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Jacob ERDMAN

(1801-1867)

ERDMAN, Jacob, (grandfather of Constantine Jacob Erdman), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Coopersburg, Lehigh County, Pa., February 22, 1801; attended the common schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1834-1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846 to the Thirtieth Congress; elected associate judge of Lehigh County Court November 9, 1866, and served until his death in Coopersburg, Pa., July 20, 1867; interment in Blue Church Cemetery near Coopersburg, Pa.

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

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