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Jacob HOUCK, Jr.


HOUCK, Jacob, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Schoharie, N.Y., January 14, 1801; attended the common schools; was graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1822; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Schoharie; district attorney of Schoharie County 1831-1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); resumed the practice of law; died in Schoharie, N.Y., October 2, 1857; interment in Lutheran Cemetery.

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