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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 3rd district
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
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|Born||January 31, 1772|
Ephrata, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
|Died||May 19, 1852 (aged 80)|
Ephrata, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Jacob Hibshman was born on a farm near Ephrata in the Province of Pennsylvania. He attended the common schools and a private school in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He engaged in agricultural pursuits, and served as associate judge of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania from 1810 to 1819.
He was deputy surveyor of Lancaster County for twenty years. He was a justice of the peace and chairman of the board of canal appraisers. He served as major general of the Pennsylvania Militia for twelve years. He organized the Northern Mutual Insurance Co., in 1844 and served as its first president. He died at his residence near Ephrata on May 19, 1852. Interment in the Hibshman Cemetery on the farm near Ephrata.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
James M. Wallace
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district
alongside: James M. Wallace
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