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  Broom, Jacob
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  1856-01-01  
 
NameJacob Broom
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born July 25, 1808
DiedNovember 28, 1864 (56 years)
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Jul 04, 2019 07:39am
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Info(son of James Madison Broom), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Baltimore, Md., July 25, 1808; received a classical education; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., with his parents in 1819; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1832 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; appointed deputy auditor of the State in 1840; clerk of the Philadelphia orphans� court 1848-1852; nominated by the Native American Party in 1852 for President of the United States; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Pensions (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1856 and for election to the Thirty-sixth Congress in 1858; died in Washington, D.C., November 28, 1864; interment in Congressional Cemetery.


Jacob Broom (July 25, 1808 – November 28, 1864) was an American Party member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Jacob Broom (who was the son of Delaware congressman James Madison Broom and grandson of Delaware politician Jacob Broom) was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to Philadelphia with his parents in 1819. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1832 and started practicing in Philadelphia. He was appointed deputy auditor of the State in 1840, and clerk of the Philadelphia Orphans’ Court from 1848 to 1852.

In 1852 Broom ran for President of the United States under unusual circumstances for the Native American Party, later known as the American Party and generally known as the Know Nothings. Broom presided over the party's national convention, which nominated Daniel Webster as its presidential candidate. When Webster died nine days before the election, Broom was hurriedly named as his replacement, with Reynell Coates of New Jersey as his running mate. Broom received 2,566 popular votes (0.08%), finishing a poor fifth behind Webster (6,994 votes, 0.22%), who had also been nominated by the Union Party of Georgia. Neither Webster nor Broom received any electoral votes.

Broom was elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress in 1854. He served as chairman of the House Committee on Revolutionary Pensions during the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1856 and for election to the Thirty-sixth Congress in 1858. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1864. Interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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RACES
  00/00/1859 American National Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/12/1858 PA District 4 Lost 1.54% (-57.72%)
  02/02/1856 US House Speaker Lost 0.13% (-13.28%)
  10/09/1854 PA District 04 Won 49.63% (+5.55%)
  12/01/1852 US President Lost 0.00% (-85.81%)
  11/02/1852 MA US President Lost 0.12% (-41.32%)
  11/02/1852 NJ US President Lost 0.88% (-51.91%)
  11/02/1852 PA US President Lost 0.43% (-50.76%)
  11/02/1852 US President National Vote Lost 0.08% (-50.76%)
  10/27/1852 US President - Native American Party Won 0.00% (-87.10%)
  01/14/1845 PA US Senate Lost 0.75% (-53.38%)
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