Jacob Edwin Meeker

Jacob Edwin Meeker (October 7, 1878 – October 16, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born near Attica, Indiana, Meeker attended the public schools.


He graduated from Union Christian College, Merom, Indiana, in 1900, and from Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1904. While a student at Union Christian College he became pastor of a rural church in Vermilion County, Illinois. He was ordained as a minister in 1901 and assumed his duties in Vermilion County, Illinois.

He was a missionary in Eldon, Missouri, for the Congregational Church in 1904. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri, in 1906 to take charge of the Compton Hill Congregational Church. He resigned in 1912. He studied law at Benton College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1914.

Meeker was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1915, until his death from Spanish flu in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 16, 1918.

He was interred in Union Cemetery, Attica, Indiana.[1]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Richard Bartholdt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Frederick Essen
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