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Jacob Augustus GEISSENHAINER

(1839-1917)

GEISSENHAINER, Jacob Augustus, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City August 28, 1839; attended private schools, and was graduated from Columbia College at New York City in 1858; studied law at Yale College, and at the New York University, where he was graduated; also a student in the University of Berlin; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1862; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1895); chairman, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (Fifty-third Congress), Committee on Naval Affairs (Fifty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died at Mount Pocono, Monroe County, Pa., on July 20, 1917; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

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