RUPPERT, Jacob, Jr., (1867 - 1939)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

RUPPERT, Jacob, Jr., a Representative from New York; born in New York City, August 5, 1867; attended the Columbia Grammar School; engaged in the brewing business with his father in 1887; served as a private in the Seventh Regiment, National Guard of New York, 1886-1889; appointed a colonel on the staff of Gov. David B. Hill, serving as aide-de-camp; subsequently served as senior aide on the staff of Gov. Roswell P. Flower 1892-1895; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination in 1906; resumed his activities in the brewing business and became president of his father’s company in 1915; served as president of the United States Brewers Association 1911-1914; financially interested in various business and real estate holdings; served as president of the Astoria Silk Works; purchased and became president of the New York Yankees on December 31, 1914, and served in that capacity until his death in New York City, January 13, 1939; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, N.Y.