Jacob Hibshman

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Jacob Hibshman (January 31, 1772 – May 19, 1852) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jacob Hibshman was born on a farm near Ephrata, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and a private school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and served as associate judge of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from 1810 to 1819.[2]


Hibshman was elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress.

He was deputy surveyor of Lancaster County for twenty years. He was a justice of the peace and chairman of the board of canal appraisers. He served as major general of the Pennsylvania Militia for twelve years. He organized the Northern Mutual Insurance Co., in 1844 and served as its first president. He died at his residence near Ephrata on May 19, 1852. Interment in the Hibshman Cemetery on the farm near Ephrata.[3]


  1. ^ "HIBSHMAN, Jacob, (1772 - 1852)". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  2. ^ "Index to Politicians". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  3. ^ "HIBSHMAN, Jacob, (1772 - 1852)". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John Whiteside
James M. Wallace
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district

1819 - 1821
alongside: James M. Wallace
Succeeded by
James Buchanan
John Phillips