Jacob Aaron Cantor, American lawyer. member of New York Assembly, since 1885, Senate, 1889-1898 (Dem.
Cantor, Jacob Aaron was born on December 6, 1854 in New York, United States. Son of Henry and Hannah Cantor.
Bachelor of Laws, University Law School, 1875.
Admitted to bar, 1876. Then practiced law, New York. Member of New York Assembly, since 1885, Senate, 1889-1898 (Democratic leader).
Was president of Senate and acting lieutenant governor, 1893-1894, and Chairman of Commission on finance. President Borough of Manhattan (on reform ticket), 1902-1904. Received votes for government in Democratic State Convention, Saratoga, 1902.
Chairman of Commission of highways and parks of New York Improvement Commission. Chairman New York Commision on Congestion of Population, appointed by the mayor, May 17, 1910. Elected to 63d Congress (1913-1915), 20th New York District, to succeed Francis B. Harrison.
Appointed president Department of Taxes and Assessments, Greater City of New York, January 1, 1918. Home: New York, New York.
Member of New York Assembly, since 1885, Senate, 1889-1898 (Dem.
Married Lydia Greenebaum, September 23, 1897 (deceased).