Orange Jacobs

Orange Jacobs ( * May 2, 1827 in Geneseo, Livingston County, New York, † May 21, 1914 in Seattle, Washington ) was an American politician. Between 1875 and 1879 he represented the Washington Territory as a delegate in the House of Representatives of the United States.


In 1831, Orange Jacobs moved with his parents in the Michigan Territory. There he attended the public schools and Albion College. He then studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1851 admitted to the bar he began in Sturgis to work in his new profession. In 1852, Jacobs moved to the Oregon Territory, where he settled in Jacksonville. There he worked until 1859 as a lawyer. In addition, he edited the newspaper " Jacksonville Sentinel '. In 1859, Jacobs moved to the Washington Territory. There he became judge in 1869 and was from 1871 to 1875 Chief Judge of the Supreme Court.

Jacobs was a member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1874 he was a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Obadiah B. McFadden on March 4, 1875. After a re-election in 1876 he was able to complete as a delegate to the March 3, 1879 two terms in Congress. In 1878 he gave up another candidacy.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Jacobs again worked as a lawyer in the Washington Territory. In 1880 he was mayor of Seattle. Between 1885 and 1887 he was in the Territorial Government. In 1889 he was a member of a committee, the revised law, the city of Seattle. He then became a consultant of this city. Between 1896 and 1900, Jacobs officiated as a judge in King County. He died on May 21, 1914 in Seattle. Orange Jacobs was married to Lucinda Jacobs ( 1837-1927 ).