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Jacob Van Vechten Olcott

congressman

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.

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