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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 officer and politician; he was a United States Representative from New York.


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

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