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Joseph Crocker Sibley

Joseph Crocker Sibley, American congressman.

Background

  • Sibley, Joseph Crocker was born on February 18, 1850 in Friendship, New York, United States. Son of Joseph C. (Doctor of Medicine and Lucy Elvira (Babcock) S.

  • Education

    • Academic education, Springville and Friendship, New York. Doctor of Laws, twice.

    Career

    • Formerly manufacturer of lubricating oils, and interested in various business enterprises. After three years’ experimental work made the first successful substitute for petroleum for use in valves and cylinders of steam locomotives. This product was used on practically every locomotive in America and many foreign lands.

      Retired from business 1910. From then devoted his attention exclusively to experimental work in soil fertility and investigation of plant life and its improvement. For many years prominent as breeder of trotting horses and Jersey cattle.

      President Pennsylvania State Dairymen’s Association. Member State Board of Agriculture. Trustee Bucknell U.; one of the organizers American Trotting Register Association.

      Member board review of National Trotting Association First to propose the hospital at Franklin, Pennsylvania, and was first and largest individual contributor toward erecting the building. Gave Sibley Law Library to Venango Company (Pennsylvania) Bar Association Mayor of Franklin, Pennsylvania. Member 53d Congress (1893-1895) and 56th and 57th Congresses (1899-1903), 27th Pennsylvania District, and 58th and 59th Congresses (1903-1907), 28th Pennsylvania District Democrat until 1900.

      Became Republican. Home: Franklin, Pa.

    Membership

    Member State Board of Agriculture. Member board review of National Trotting Association First to propose the hospital at Franklin, Pennsylvania, and was first and largest individual contributor toward erecting the building. Member 53d Congress (1893-1895) and 56th and 57th Congresses (1899-1903), 27th Pennsylvania District, and 58th and 59th Congresses (1903-1907), 28th Pennsylvania District Democrat until 1900.

    Connections

    • Married Metta E. Babcock, March 17, 1870 (died 1911).; married second, Ida Rew, December 6, 1913. Children: Mistress.
    • father: Joseph C. Sibley
    • spouses: Metta E. Babcock
    • Ida Rew
    • child: Mrs Sibley
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    Born February 18, 1850
    Died March 19, 1926
    (aged 76)
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