Jacob Alexander Falconer Edit Profile
He attended the public schools, and moved to Washburn, Wisconsin Falconer graduated from Beloit (Wisconsin) Academy in 1890 and later took college work at Beloit College.
He moved west in 1894 to Everett, Washington, and was in the lumber business and served as mayor of Everett in 1897 and 1898. Falconer ran for Congress in one of two new at-large seats Progressive in 1912, as Washington's congressional apportionment grew from three to five seats following the 1910 census. He was elected to the Sixty-third Congress and served for one term (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915), and was an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for U.S. Senator on the Progressive ticket in 1914.
The nomination went to Ole Hanson, who finished third in a five-man general election and was elected mayor of Seattle in 1918. After leaving Washington, DC, Falconer remained on the East Coast and worked in the ship-brokerage business in New York City from 1915 to 1919. He then moved to Fort Worth, Texas, in 1919 and engaged in road-construction contracting, then to Farmington, New Mexico, in 1925 and was in the oil and gas industry.
Falconer died in Wingdale, New York, on July 1, 1928, and was interred in Saugatuck Cemetery in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Member Washington House of Representatives, 2 terms, 1904-1908 (speaker of House session of 1907), State Senate, 1909-1912, inclusive. Member 63d Congress (1913-1915), Washington at-large.
Married Mabel Thomson, of Saugatuck, Michigan, February 28, 1896.