Jacob A. Beidler

Jacob Atlee Beidler ( born November 2, 1852 in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, † September 13, 1912 in Willoughby, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. March 4, 1901 to March 3, 1907 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 20th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Jacob A. Beidler was born in Tredyffrin Township in Pennsylvania. He attended the schools of Chester County. In 1873 he moved to Ohio to Willoughby. He then worked as a coal merchant. In 1881 he was a member of the city council in his hometown. In the same year he moved to the Belle Vernon Farm, near Willoughby, where he now lived. In 1896 he was a member of the Electoral College.

In 1900 he was elected to represent the 20th District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served there for three legislatures for his home constituency. In 1906, he was not nominated by his party, his successor in the House was L. Paul Howland. Beidler retired back to his farm. Before his death, he was sitting in the State Agriculture Committee from Ohio. Beidler died in 1912 on his farm. He was buried at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland.