Gallinger, Jacob H.

Gallinger, Jacob H. (Harold)

(1837–1918) U.S. representative/senator; born near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. A printer's apprentice in Canada, he emigrated to study medicine in Ohio in 1855, opening a practice in Keene, N.H. (1860). He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (Rep., N.H.; 1885–89) and in the U.S. Senate (1891–1918), where he supported high tariffs.
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