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Bernhard Martin Jacobsen

congressman

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

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