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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

Jacob FRY, Jr.

(1802-1866)

FRY, Jacob, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pa., June 10, 1802; attended the public schools; taught school in Trappe, Pa.; clerk of courts of Montgomery County 1830-1833; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); was not a candidate for renomination in 1838; engaged in mercantile business in Trappe, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives in 1853 and 1854; auditor general of Pennsylvania 1857-1860; resumed mercantile pursuits; died in Trappe, Pa., November 28, 1866; interment in Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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