Jacob Call

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Jacob Call
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
December 23, 1824 (1824-12-23) – March 3, 1825 (1825-03-03)
Personal details
Born Kentucky
Died (1826-04-20)April 20, 1826
Frankfort, Kentucky
Political party Jackson Republican
Occupation Attorney, politician

Jacob Call (died April 20, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Kentucky, Call was graduated from an academy in Kentucky where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Vincennes and Princeton, Indiana. He served as judge of the Knox County Circuit Court, 1817, 1818, and 1822–1824.

In 1820, Call represented the defendant in the case of Polly v. Lasselle, losing the case which led to all slaves in the state of Indiana being freed.

Call was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William Prince. He served from December 23, 1824 – March 3, 1825. He died in Frankfort, Kentucky on April 20, 1826.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Prince
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

December 23, 1824 - March 3, 1825
Succeeded by
Ratliff Boon