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Jacob HOSTETTER

(1754-1831)

HOSTETTER, Jacob, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near York, Pa., May 9, 1754; attended the common schools; was a clockmaker; member of the general assembly of Pennsylvania 1797-1802; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jacob Spangler; reelected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress and served from November 16, 1818, until March 3, 1821; moved to Ohio and settled in Columbiana, where he died June 29, 1831.

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

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