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Jacob Bolard


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1903-1904 50 Republican
1905-1906 50 Republican
 Counties   Crawford

Biography

06/05/1837 - 11/06/1912

Captain Jacob Bolard (R50) Crawford 1903-1906

Early Life: 

Captain Jacob Bolard, born June 5, 1837, Spring Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; son of David and Elizabeth Bolard; Conneautville Academy; private, Company B, 137th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1862-1863; hospital steward, Seminary Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States Army, Civil War, 1863-1865; captain, Company B, 197th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1865; married, Mary Elizabeth Montague Bolard, children baby Bolard, Mary Elizabeth Bolard Ross, Florence Montague Bolard Crandall; captain, 15th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1874-1884; engaged, oil business, 1865-1868; engaged, tannery business; engaged, cattle; elected, school director, Conneautville; elected, council, Conneautville; elected, burgess, Conneautville; gubernatorial appointee, Pennsylvania Road Commission, 1890; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1894; unsuccessful reelection campaign, 1896; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1903-1906; president, First National Bank, Cambridge; died, November 6, 1912, Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania; interment, Conneautville Cemetery, Conneautville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Enlisted, private, Company B, 137th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1862-1863; hospital steward, Seminary Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, United States Army, Civil War, 1863-1865;  captain, Company B, 197th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Civil War, 1865; captain, 15th Regiment, Pennsylvania National Guard, 1874-1884, Governor Henry Martyn Hoyt, Sr.  

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

President, Crawford County Agricultural Society, eight years.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, school director, Conneautville, 2 years; elected, council, Conneautville, 2 terms; elected, burgess, Conneautville, 3 years.

Gubernatorial appointee, Governor James Addams Beaver Pennsylvania Road Commission, 1890.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1894; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, 1896.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 50th district, Crawford County, 1903-1906; chair, Game and Fisheries Committee; Agriculture, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Federal Relations, Finance and Military Affairs Committees.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/BiosHistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=5909&body=H

Cited:  

Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1906) Miller, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 801, 824 and 829-835.