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Jacob Van Vechten Olcott

Jacob Van Vechten Olcott, American congressman. member 59th to 61st Congresses (1905-1911), 15th New York Dist.

Background

  • Olcott, Jacob Van Vechten was born on May 17, 1856 in New York, United States. Son of John N. and Euphemia Helen (Knox) Olcott.

  • Education

    • Student College City of New York, 1870-1875. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1877. Doctor of Laws, St. Stephen’s College, New York, 1892, Kenyon College, 1905.

    Career

    • In practice of law from 1881. Director Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America. Municipal civil service commissioner, New York, under Mayor Strong, 1895-1898.

      Member 59th to 61st Congresses (1905-1911), 15th New York District.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member 59th to 61st Congresses (1905-1911), 15th New York Dist.

    Connections

    • Married Laura I. Hoffman, 1882 (died 1924).
    • father: John N. Olcott
    • mother: Euphemia Helen (Knox) Olcott
    • spouse: Laura I. Hoffman
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    Born March 17, 1856
    Died June 1, 1940
    (aged 84)
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