ELA, Jacob Hart (1820-1884)

ELA, JACOB HART, a Representative from New Hampshire; born in Rochester, N.H., July 18, 1820; attended the village school in Rochester; at fourteen years of age was apprenticed in a woolen manufactory and subsequently learned the printer's trade; member of the State house of representatives in 1857 and 1858; United States marshal from July 1861 to October 1866; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1871); appointed by President Grant as Fifth Auditor of the Treasury on January 1, 1872, and served until June 2, 1881; on June 3, 1881, was appointed Auditor of the Treasury for the Post Office Department and served in that position until his death in Washington, D.C., on August 21, 1884; interment in North Side Cemetery, Rochester, N.H.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: In the Mason Weare Tappan Papers, 1846-1869, 2 boxes.
Correspondents include Jacob Ela. A finding aid is available in the repository.