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Jacob SPANGLER

(1767-1843)

SPANGLER, Jacob, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in York, Pa., November 28, 1767; attended the York County Academy; engaged in surveying; served as a trumpeter in Captain McClellan’s light horse company of York in 1799; county commissioner in 1800; postmaster of York 1795-1812; deputy surveyor of York County 1796-1815; again county commissioner in 1814; elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1817, until his resignation on April 20, 1818; surveyor general of Pennsylvania 1818-1821; commander of the State militia, with title of general; chief escort of General Lafayette from York to Harrisburg on his visit to the United States in 1825; clerk of York County Court until 1830; again surveyor general of Pennsylvania from 1830 to 1836; died in York, Pa., June 17, 1843; interment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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

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