Jacob A. Garber

Jacob Aaron Garber (born 25 January 1879 in Harrisonburg, Virginia; † December 2, 1953 ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1931 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Jacob Garber attended the public schools of his home. In 1904 and 1905 he was a teacher at Brentsville Academy. He then continued to 1907, continued his own education at Emerson College in Boston. Alongside he taught there at Well's Memorial Institute. In 1908 he moved to Timberville, Virginia, where he worked as a bank clerk until 1924. From 1924 to 1929 Garber eunuchs in Rockingham County. Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. From 1920 to 1922 he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia. At that time he also worked in the orchards and the can industry.

In the congressional elections of 1928, Garber was the seventh constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas W. Harrison on March 4, 1929. Since he has not been confirmed in 1930, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1931. This was overshadowed by the events of the Great Depression.

From 1931 to 1935 Jacob Garber worked for the tax office in Richmond. In June 1932 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the President Herbert Hoover to be unsuccessful re-election has been nominated. In 1940, Garber sought unsuccessfully to make his return to the Congress. From 1945 to 1947 he was a member of the Senate of Virginia. Then he went back to the orchard. He died on 2 December 1953 in Harrisonburg.