Israel Jacobs

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Israel Jacobs
Born (1726-06-09)June 9, 1726
near Perkiomen Creek in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Died c.December 10, 1796(1796-12-10)
Providence Township
Nationality American
Occupation Congressman

Israel Jacobs (born June 9, 1726; died circa December 10, 1796) was a colonial Pennsylvania Legislator and United States Representative from Pennsylvania.

Jaobs was born near the Perkiomen Creek in Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. and attended the public schools. Later, he was engaged in agricultural and mercantile pursuits,[1] and was a member of the colonial Pennsylvania Assembly 1770-1774.[2]

In 1790, Jacobs was elected to the Second Congress and served from March 4, 1791 to March 3, 1793.[1] He resumed agricultural pursuits, and died in Providence Township. His interment was probably in the graveyard of the Friends Meeting House in Providence.[3]


  1. ^ a b Biographical Directory
  2. ^ Pennypacker, p. 283
  3. ^ Political Graveyard

Preceded by
At large on a General ticket:
Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, George Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, Thomas Hartley, Thomas Scott, Henry Wynkoop, Daniel Hiester and Peter G. Muhlenberg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district

1791 - 1793
Succeeded by
At large on a General ticket:
Thomas Fitzsimons, Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, John W. Kittera, Thomas Hartley, Thomas Scott, James Armstrong, Peter G. Muhlenberg, Andrew Gregg, Daniel Hiester, William Irvine, William Findley, John Smilie, and William Montgomery