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JACOB C. GATCHELL, M.D.


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1879-1880 Republican
1889-1890 Republican
1869 Republican
1872 Republican
 Counties   Lancaster

Biography

05/01/1835 - 11/16/1907

GATCHELL, Dr. Jacob C., a Representative from Lancaster County; born, May 1, 1835 in East Nottingham, Chester County, Pa.; attended, Jordan Bank and Unionville Academies; M.D., Pennsylvania Medical College, 1860; assistant surgeon, 53rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1864-1865, Civil War); teacher (3 years);  physician; elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1868 and 1871; not a candidate for reelection the House (1869, 1872); postmaster, United States Postal Service, Safe Harbor, Pa. (1873-1877); reelected to the House in 1878 and 1888; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1880, 1890); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (1892); died, November 16, 1907 in the city of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; interred, Boehms Chapel Cemetery, Willow Street, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.