Jacob Hostetter was born near York, Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and worked as a clockmaker. He was a member of the general assembly of Pennsylvania from 1797 to 1802. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jacob Spangler. He was reelected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress. He moved to Ohio and settled in Columbiana, Ohio, where he died on June 29, 1831.
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
1818 - 1821
James S. Mitchell
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