FASSETT, Jacob Sloat

1853–1924

Biography

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 in 1880, 1892 and 1916; 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; 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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Yale University Library
Manuscripts and Archives

New Haven, CT
Papers: In the Chauncey M. Depew Papers, 1880-1928, 4 linear feet. Subjects covered in the papers include Jacob Sloat Fassett. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the Thomas Collier Platt Papers, 1851-1915, 5.25 linear feet. Subjects covered in the papers include Jacob Sloat Fassett. An unpublished finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Fassett, Jacob Sloat. Memorial Address by Hon. J. Sloat Fassett on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, May 30, 1910. [N.p., 1910?]

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