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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesPennsylvania

Jacob RICHARDS

(1773-1816)

RICHARDS, Jacob, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Chester, Delaware County, Pa., in 1773; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1794; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced practice in Philadelphia; elected as a Republican to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Congresses (March 4, 1803-March 3, 1809); was commissioned as colonel of militia in Delaware County, Pa.; engaged in the practice of law until his death near Chester, Pa., July 20, 1816.

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

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