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Jacob Richards (1773 – July 20, 1816) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jacob Richards was born near Chester, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1794, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1795 and commenced practice in Philadelphia.

Richards was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Congresses. He was commissioned as colonel of militia in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He engaged in the practice of law until his death near Chester in 1816.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1803 - 1809

1803-1806 alongside: Joseph Clay and Michael Leib
1806-1808 alongside: Joseph Clay and John Porter
1808-1809 alongside: John Porter and Benjamin Say

Succeeded by
John Porter
William Anderson
Adam Seybert


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