Jacob A. AMBLER, Congress, OH (1829-1906)


AMBLER, Jacob A., a Representative from Ohio; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 18, 1829; attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction; moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother’s law office; was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio; elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms; appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio; served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company; delegate to every Republican National Conventions between 1876 and 1896; appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882; retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Stark County, Ohio, September 22, 1906; interment in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present