02/24/1845 - 03/20/1926

ZERN, Dr. Jacob Gilbert, a Representative from Carbon County; born, February 24, 1845 in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pa.; attended, Millersville State Normal School (now Millersville University of Pennsylvania); M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1868; private, Company C, 195th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864-1865, Civil War); teacher; physician; director and vice president, First National Bank of Lehighton (1878-1922); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1878 and 1880; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1882); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Weissport (1887-1889); elected, burgess, Lehighton (1893-1894); elected, associated judge, Carbon County (1894-1899); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1900); elected as a Fusion Democrat, Pennsylvania States Senate (1902-1906); director, Appropriations Committee, Pennsylvania State Senate; died, March 20, 1926 in Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lehighton Cemetery, Lehighton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

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