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Jacob Alexander FALCONER

(1869-1928)

FALCONER, Jacob Alexander, a Representative from Washington; born in Ontario, Canada, January 26, 1869; moved with his parents to Saugatuck, Mich., in 1873; attended the public schools; moved to Washburn, Wis.; was graduated from Beloit (Wis.) Academy in 1890 and later took college work at Beloit College; moved to Everett, Wash., in 1894; engaged in the lumber business; mayor of Everett in 1897 and 1898; member of the State house of representatives 1904-1908, serving as speaker during the 1907 session; member of the State senate 1909-1912; elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for United States Senator on the Progressive ticket in 1914; engaged in the ship-brokerage business in New York City 1915-1919; moved to Fort Worth, Tex., in 1919 and engaged in road-construction contracting; moved to Farmington, N.Mex., in 1925 and engaged in the oil and gas industry; died in Wingdale, Dutchess County, N.Y., July 1, 1928; interment in Saugatuck Cemetery, Saugatuck, Mich.

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

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