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Andrew JACOBS

(1906-1992)

JACOBS, Andrew, (father of Andrew Jacobs, Jr.), a Representative from Indiana; born near Gerald, Perry County, Ind., February 22, 1906; attended the public schools in Gerald, Ind., and St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, Kans.; was graduated from Ben Harrison Law School, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1928; was admitted to the bar in June 1927 and commenced the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind.; public defender in Marion County Felony Court, 1930-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1952 and 1956; resumed the practice of law; judge, criminal court of Marion County, 1975-1977; was a resident of Indianapolis, Ind., until his death on December 17, 1992.

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

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