Jacob Fry Jr.

Jacob Fry Jr. (June 10, 1802 – November 28, 1866) was a Jacksonian and Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jacob Fry Jr.
Pennsylvania Auditor General
In office
1857–1860
GovernorJames Pollock
William F. Packer
Preceded byGeorge R. Espy
Succeeded byJohn N. Purviance
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
March 4, 1835 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byJoel Keith Mann
Succeeded byJoseph Fornance
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
1853-1854
Personal details
Born(1802-06-10)June 10, 1802
Trappe, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 28, 1866(1866-11-28) (aged 64)
Trappe, Pennsylvania
Political partyJacksonian
Democratic

BiographyEdit

Jacob Fry Jr. was born in Trappe, Pennsylvania. He taught school in Trappe, and served as clerk of courts of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, from 1830 to 1833.

Fry was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1838. He engaged in mercantile business in Trappe and was elected as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1853 and 1854. He served as auditor general of Pennsylvania from 1857 to 1860. He resumed mercantile pursuits and died in Trappe in 1866. Interment in Agustus Lutheran Church Cemetery.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Jacob Fry Jr. (id: F000396)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district

1835–1839
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Ephraim Banks
Pennsylvania Auditor General
1857–1860
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Cochran