Jacob Erdman

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Jacob Erdman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1847
Preceded byMichael Hutchinson Jenks
Succeeded byJohn Westbrook Hornbeck
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1801-02-22)February 22, 1801
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
DiedJuly 20, 1867(1867-07-20) (aged 66)
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Jacob Erdman (February 22, 1801 – July 20, 1867) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Jacob Erdman (grandfather of Constantine Jacob Erdman) was born in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1834 to 1836.

Erdman was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1846. He was elected associate judge of Lehigh County Court on November 9, 1866, and served until his death in Coopersburg in 1867. Interment in Blue Church Cemetery near Coopersburg.


  • United States Congress. "Jacob Erdman (id: E000200)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael H. Jenks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Westbrook Hornbeck