SHOWER, Jacob, (1803 - 1879)


SHOWER, Jacob, a Representative from Maryland; born in Manchester, Baltimore County, Md., February 22, 1803; was a drummer boy in the War of 1812; attended private schools at Emmitsburg, Md., and was graduated from the medical department of the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1825; commenced the practice of his profession in Carroll County, Md.; charter member of the first Andrew Jackson Club in the State in 1824; Democratic member of the State house of delegates 1834-1840; clerk of the circuit court of Carroll County 1842-1850; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); resumed medical practice; died in Manchester, Md., May 25, 1879.