Jacob A. Ambler

Jacob A. Ambler ( born February 18, 1829 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, † September 22, 1906 in Canton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1869 and 1873 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Ambler attended the public schools of his home. At times, he has also taught privately. He later moved to Salem, Ohio. After studying law and his 1851 was admitted to the bar he began in Salem to work in this profession. Politically, he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. Between January 4, 1858 and January 1, 1860, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. After that, he was until 1867 judges in the ninth judicial district of his state.

In the congressional elections of 1868 Ambler was in the 17th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Ephraim R. Eckley on March 4, 1869. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1873 two legislative sessions. This period was the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution in 1870. In 1872 he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Ambler practiced as a lawyer again. He also went into various other businesses in Salem. He was vice president of a bank and a steel and nail company. He also headed a publishing house. Between 1876 and 1896 he took part in all the Republican National Convention as a delegate. In 1882 he was appointed by President Chester A. Arthur in the Federal Customs Commission ( United States Tariff Commission ). In 1898 he gave up his legal activities. But he continued his other activities continued further. He died on September 22, 1906 in Canton, and was buried in Salem.