Ferris Jacobs, Jr.

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Ferris Jacobs, Jr.
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by David Wilber
Succeeded by George W. Ray
Personal details
Born (1836-03-20)March 20, 1836
Delhi, New York
Died August 30, 1886(1886-08-30) (aged 50)
White Plains, New York
Political party Republican

Ferris Jacobs, Jr. (March 20, 1836 – August 30, 1886) was an American general and politician, he was a United States Representative from New York.


Born in Delhi, Delaware County, New York, attended Delaware Academy, Delhi, New York, and Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin, New York; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Delhi; during the American Civil War served in the Union Army; commissioned captain in the 3rd New York Cavalry August 26, 1861; lieutenant colonel of the 26th New York Cavalry March 15, 1865; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; resumed law practice in Delhi, New York; elected district attorney in 1865 and 1866; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; died in White Plains, New York, interment in Woodland Cemetery, Delhi, New York.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Wilber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. Ray