Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


JACOBSTEIN, Meyer, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 25, 1880; moved with his parents to Rochester, N.Y., in 1882; attended the public schools and the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.; was graduated from Columbia University, New York City, in 1904; pursued postgraduate courses at the same university in economics and political science; special agent in the Bureau of Corporations, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., in 1907; assistant professor of economics, University of North Dakota at Grand Forks 1909-1913; professor of economics in the University of Rochester 1913-1918; was a director in emergency employment management at the University of Rochester under the auspices of the War Industry Board 1916-1918; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924 and 1932; declined the nomination of mayor of Rochester, N.Y., in 1925; engaged in banking in Rochester, N.Y., 1929-1936; in 1936 became chairman of the board of the Rochester Business Institute; member of the Brookings Institution staff 1939-1946; economic counsel in the legislative reference service of the Library of Congress from 1947 until his retirement May 31, 1952; resided in Rochester, N.Y., until his death there on April 18, 1963; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library

Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the James E. Boyle papers, 1894-1938, 13.6 cubic feet. Correspondents include Meyer Jacobstein.

Harry S. Truman Library and Museum

Independence, MO
Papers: In the papers of Daniel L. Goldy, 1929-1969, 50 linear feet. Collection includes "Effects of the Defense Program on Prices, Wages, and Profits" by Meyer Jacobstein and Harold G. Moulton, 1941.

Truman State University
Pickler Memorial Library

Kirksville, MO
Papers: In the papers of Harry H. Laughlin, 1910-1939, 25 linear feet. Includes correspondence with Meyer Jacobstein regarding the census.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center

Norman, OK
Papers: In the collection of Thomas P. Gore, 1890-1948, 15 cubic feet. Collections includes text of speech given by Meyer Jacobstein entitled "The Farm Problem," May 6, 1926.

Wayne State University
Walter P. Reuther Library

Detroit, MI
Papers: In the collection of Clarence N. Sagen, 1930-1965, 25.5 linear feet. Collection includes "A National Labor Policy" by Harold W. Metz and Meyer Jacobstein, Washington, D.C., Brookings Institution, 1947.
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