GARBER, Jacob Aaron, (1879 - 1953)


Campaign card (detail), 1932, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

GARBER, Jacob Aaron, a Representative from Virginia; born near Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Va., January 25, 1879; attended the public schools of Rockingham County, and Bridgewater (Va.) College; principal of Brentsville Academy in 1904 and 1905; was graduated from Emerson College, Boston, Mass., in 1907; taught in Well’s Memorial Institute, Boston, Mass., in 1906 and 1907; secretary of Emerson College in 1907 and 1908; moved to Timberville, Va., in 1908 and was employed as a bank cashier until 1924; served as treasurer of Rockingham County 1924-1929; member of the State house of delegates 1920-1922; interested in various orchard and canning organizations; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; served as chief of the field and processing-tax divisions, Internal Revenue Office, Richmond, Va., 1931-1935; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1932; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; served in the State senate 1945-1947; resumed operation of commercial orchards; died in Harrisonburg, Va., December 2, 1953; interment in Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Timberville, Va.