Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Fassett, Jacob Sloat

Fassett, Jacob Sloat, a Representative from New York; born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., November 13, 1853; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the University of Rochester in 1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Elmira; district attorney of Chemung County in 1878 and 1879; proprietor of the Elmira Daily Advertiser 1879-1896; was a student in Heidelberg University, Germany; returned to Elmira, N.Y., in 1882 and resumed the practice of law; member of the State senate 1884-1891, and served as president pro tempore 1889-1891; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1880 and at Minneapolis in 1892, and served as temporary chairman in the latter year; secretary of the Republican National Committee 1888-1892; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of New York in 1891; appointed by President Harrison collector of customs of the port of New York, and served from August 1 to September 15, 1891; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1904; elected to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916; chairman of the Republican advisory convention in 1918; engaged in the banking and lumber business in Elmira, N.Y.; died in Vancouver, British Columbia, on April 21, 1924, while returning from a business trip to Japan and the Philippine Islands; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Fassett, Jacob Sloat," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1147 Original Sources, accessed September 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9Y4E43VGZBGFT6.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Fassett, Jacob Sloat." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1147, Original Sources. 21 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9Y4E43VGZBGFT6.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Fassett, Jacob Sloat' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1147. Original Sources, retrieved 21 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9Y4E43VGZBGFT6.