Jacob LeFever was born in New Paltz, New York on April 20, 1830. He was educated at New Paltz Academy and Amenia Seminary. He operated a successful farm, and became a prominent businessman and banker. He was an officer of the Huguenot National Bank, a member of the board of directors of the New Paltz Savings Bank, and a member of the board of directors of the Wallkill Valley Railroad.
LeFever was a delegate to numerous Republican state conventions, and was a delegate to the 1888 Republican National Convention.
He served as president of the Huguenot National Bank from 1875 until his death. He died in New Paltz on February 4, 1905, and was interred in New Paltz Rural Cemetery.
Jacob LeFever was the father of Frank Jacob Le Fevre, who also served in Congress.
Although he usually spelled his name as "LeFever", it appears variously in contemporary records and news accounts as "Le Fever", "Le Fevre", and "LeFevre."
- Jacob LeFever at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Jacob LeFever at Find a Grave
- Jacob LeFever in Life Sketches of the State Officers, Senators,and Members of the Assembly of the State of New York in 1867
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