Jacob Gross (February 11, 1840 – December 29, 1918) was an American businessman and politician.
Born in Germany, Gross emigrated to the United States in 1860 and settled in Chicago, Illinois. He went to the Chicago public schools and was a tinsmith. He was also a store clerk. Gross served in the 82nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was wounded in his leg which had to be amputated. After the civil war, Gross served in public office including police court clerk and Circuit Court Clerk for Cook County, Illinois. From 1885 to 1887, Gross served as Illinois State Treasurer. He then was involved in the bank business. Gross died at his home in Chicago, Illinois.
- 'Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Christian County,' vol. 1, Henry L. Fowkes-editor, Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois: 1918, Biographical Sketch of Jacob Gross, pg. 212
- 'Illinois State Treasurer 1885-87,' Obituary of Jacob Gross, Chicago Tribune, December 29, 1918
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