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Jacob H. Gilbert, New York Congressman

Jacob H. Gilbert (June 17, 1920 – February 27, 1981) was a United States Representative from New York between 1960 and 1971.


Gilbert was born on June 17, 1920, in the Bronx, New York City. He attended the public schools and graduated from St. John's College and from St. John's University School of Law. He was admitted to the bar in 1944, and practiced law in New York City.

Gilbert was an Assistant Corporation Counsel of New York City from January 1949 to December 1950. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Bronx Co., 4th D.) from 1951 to 1954, sitting in the 168th and 169th New York State Legislatures. He was a member of the New York State Senate (27th D.) from 1955 to 1960, sitting in the 170th, 171st and 172nd New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 86th United States Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Isidore Dollinger. He was re-elected to the 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th and 91st United States Congresses, holding office from March 8, 1960, to January 3, 1971. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law.

He died on February 27, 1981, in the Bronx; and was buried at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Flushing, Queens.

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External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Jacob H. Gilbert (id: G000175)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Jacob H. Gilbert at Find a Grave
New York Assembly
Preceded by
A. Joseph Ribustello
New York State Assembly
Bronx County, 4th District

Succeeded by
Felipe N. Torres
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Joseph F. Periconi
New York State Senate
27th District

Succeeded by
Ivan Warner
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Isidore Dollinger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 23rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles A. Buckley
Preceded by
James C. Healey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Herman Badillo