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Jacob Edwin MEEKER

(1878-1918)

MEEKER, Jacob Edwin, a Representative from Missouri; born near Attica, Fountain County, Ind., October 7, 1878; attended the public schools; was graduated from Union Christian College, Merom, Ind., in 1900, and from Oberlin (Ohio) Theological Seminary in 1904; while a student at Union Christian College he became pastor of a rural church in Vermilion County, Ill.; was ordained as a minister in 1901 and assumed his duties in Vermilion County, Ill.; missionary at Eldon, Mo., for the Congregational Church in 1904; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1906 to take charge of the Compton Hill Congregational Church; resigned in 1912; studied law at Benton College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death in St. Louis, Mo., October 16, 1918; interment in Union Cemetery, Attica, Ind.

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

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