Member Biography

Jacob Crouse 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1875       8 Republican
1876       8 Republican
1889-1890       8 Republican
1891-1892       8 Republican
1893-1894       8 Republican
1895-1896       8 Republican
1897-1898       8 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


02/14/1840 - 03/12/1914

Jacob Crouse (R8) Philadelphia (Part) County 1875-1876 (R8) Philadelphia (Part) County 1889-1898

Early Life: 

Jacob Crouse born, February 14, 1840, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; public school education; obtained a situation in a carpet store, has been engaged in that business ever since, 1853; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1874-1876; member, Philadelphia City Councils 1879-1880; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 1889-1898; died, March 12, 1914 (aged 74) Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interment, North Cedar Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 8th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1874-1876; committee assignments, Banks, Canal and Inland Navigation (Chairman), Corporations, Judicial Local.  

Member, Philadelphia City Councils 1879-1880.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate 8th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1889-1898, vacancy, death, Henry S. Taylor, 1889; committee assignments, member, Centennial Affairs, Corporations, Election (Chairman) Finance, Insurance, Legislative Apportionment Committees. 


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1876). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 606, 610-612.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1893). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 809, 815-817, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 774.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Friday, March 13, 1914 · Page 6.

Jacob Crouse (1840-1914) - Find a Grave Memorial