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Jacob HIBSHMAN

(1772-1852)

HIBSHMAN, Jacob, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born on a farm near Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa., January 31, 1772; attended the common schools and a private school in Harrisburg, Pa.; engaged in agricultural pursuits; associate judge of Lancaster County 1810-1819; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; deputy surveyor of Lancaster County for twenty years; justice of the peace; chairman of the board of canal appraisers; major general of Pennsylvania Militia for twelve years; organized the Northern Mutual Insurance Co., in 1844 and served as its first president; died at his residence near Ephrata, Pa., May 19, 1852; interment in the Hibshman Cemetery on the farm near Ephrata, Pa.

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

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