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Ferris JACOBS, Jr.

(1836-1886)

JACOBS, Ferris, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in Delhi, Delaware County, N.Y., March 20, 1836; attended Delaware Academy, Delhi, N.Y., and Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin, N.Y.; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Delhi; during the Civil War served in the Union Army; commissioned captain of the Third New York Cavalry August 26, 1861; lieutenant colonel of the Twenty-sixth New York Cavalry March 15, 1865; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; resumed law practice in Delhi, N.Y.; elected district attorney in 1865 and 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; died in White Plains, N.Y., August 30, 1886; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, N.Y.

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

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