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Bernhard Martin Jacobsen

Bernhard Martin Jacobsen, German congressman. member 72d and 74th Congresses (1931-1937), 2d Iowa District; Mason, Odd.


  • Jacobsen, Bernhard Martin was born on March 26, 1862 in Klixbuel, Schleswig, Germany. Son of Boh and Magdelena (Tadsen) Jacobsen.

  • Education

    • Came to the United States at 14. Educational public schools.


    • Worked in lumber yard, brick yard and dry goods store. Entered mercantile business on own account at Clinton, Iowa, 1886. Postmaster of Clinton, 1914-1923.

      Member 72d and 74th Congresses (1931-1937), 2d Iowa District.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Member 72d and 74th Congresses (1931-1937), 2d Iowa District. Mason, Odd.


    • Married Lena Trager, May 28, 1885. Children: Marvin, William, Mistress.
    • father: Boh Jacobsen
    • mother: Magdelena (Tadsen) Jacobsen
    • spouse: Lena Trager
    • children: Marvin Jacobsen
    • William Jacobsen
    • Mrs Jacobsen
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    Born March 26, 1862
    Died June 20, 1936
    (aged 74)