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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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"Men of Mark of Wyoming Valley." Wilkes-Barre Times Leader [C.B. Snyder] 24 Sep. 1094, 4.



Session Position District Party
1897-1898 Republican
 Counties   Luzerne


12/19/1840 - 05/05/1912

ROBERTS, Jacob, Jr., a Representative from Luzerne County; born, December 19, 1840 in Cornwall County, England; corporal, Company E, 129th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1862-1863, Civil War); major, 9th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard (1887); journalist, Tamaqua Courier; mine operator, Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, Carbon County; general outside foreman, Albright & Company; proprietor, Fairmount colliery; sales manager, J.H. Swoyer of Wilkes-Barre; proprietor and general manager, Hanover Coal Company; unsuccessful campaign, recorder, Plymouth, Pa. (1880); partner, Roberts, Driesbach & Company; assistant mine examiner, third district, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Department of Mines (1888); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1896; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1898); founder and general manager, Wilkes-Barre Knitting Mills Company; elected, council, Wilkes-Barre; director, Flat Branch Coal and Coke Company, Tn.; director, Wilkes-Barre Deposit & Savings Bank; unsuccessful campaign, mayor, Wilkes-Barre (1911); died, May 5, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.