Summers Melville Jack

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Summers M. Jack
Summers M. Jack (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1903
Preceded by Edward Everett Robbins
Succeeded by Solomon Robert Dresser
Personal details
Born (1852-07-18)July 18, 1852
Summerville, Pennsylvania
Died September 16, 1945(1945-09-16) (aged 93)
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Alma mater Indiana Normal School

Summers Melville Jack (July 18, 1852 – September 16, 1945) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Summers M. Jack was born in the Pittsburgh DMA town of Summerville, Pennsylvania. He attended Indiana Normal School. He taught school for six years. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He was district attorney for Indiana County, Pennsylvania from 1884 to 1890. He was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the Indiana Normal School in 1886 and by reappointment served more than forty years. He was the chairman of the congressional conference for the twenty-first district in 1896.

Jack was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1902. He served as a member of the congressional delegation sent to the Philippine Islands in 1901 to inquire into the advisability of establishing civil government. He resumed the practice of law, and was a delegate to the 1908 Republican National Convention at Chicago. He died in Indiana, Pennsylvania, in 1945. Interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Indiana, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward E. Robbins
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Solomon R. Dresser