Jacob A. Ambler

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Jacob A. Ambler
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873
Preceded byEphraim R. Eckley
Succeeded byLaurin D. Woodworth
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Columbiana County district
In office
January 4, 1858 – January 1, 1860
Preceded byJohn Hunter
Moses Mendenhall
Succeeded byJ. K. Rukenbrod
Personal details
Born(1829-02-18)February 18, 1829
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 22, 1906(1906-09-22) (aged 77)
Canton, Ohio
Resting placeHope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

Jacob A. Ambler (February 18, 1829 – September 22, 1906) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ambler attended the local schools of Allegheny City and also received private instruction. He moved to Salem, Ohio, and studied law in his brother's law office. He was admitted to the bar on March 27, 1851, and commenced practice in Salem, Ohio.

Ambler was elected to the State house of representatives in 1857 and served two terms. He was appointed judge of the ninth judicial district in 1859 and served until 1867.

Ambler was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1873). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1872. He resumed the practice of law and also became interested in various business enterprises in Salem, Ohio. He served as vice president of a bank and of a steel and wire nail mill corporation and also as president of a publishing company. He served as a delegate to every Republican National Convention between 1876 and 1896. He was appointed a member of the United States Tariff Commission by President Arthur in 1882. He retired from the general practice of law in 1898 but continued active business pursuits until his death in Canton, Ohio, September 22, 1906. He was interred in Hope Cemetery, Salem, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Jacob A. Ambler (id: A000169)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ephraim R. Eckley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 17th congressional district

March 4, 1869 - March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Laurin D. Woodworth