Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
JACOBSEN, Bernhard Martin (1862-1936)

JACOBSEN, BERNHARD MARTIN, (father of William Sebastian Jacobsen), a Representative from Iowa; born in Töendren, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, March 26, 1862; attended the public schools; immigrated in 1876 to the United States with his parents, who settled in Clinton, Iowa; employed as a clerk in a dry goods store until 1886, when he engaged in the mercantile business; served as postmaster of Clinton 1914-1923; retired from the mercantile business in 1927 and engaged in the industrial finance business; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second, Seventy-third, and Seventy-fourth Congresses and served from March 4, 1931, until his death; had been renominated for reelection to the Seventy-fifth Congress at the time of his death; died in Rochester, Minn., June 30, 1936; interment in Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa.

Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: In the papers of Louis Leon Ludlow, 1873-1950.
Correspondents include Bernhard Martin Jacobsen.


University of Iowa
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: In the papers of Milo Reno, 1927-1959, 3 linear feet.
Correspondents include Bernhard Martin Jacobsen.