Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Gallinger, Jacob Harold

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GALLINGER, Jacob Harold, senator, b. in Cornwall, Ontario, 28 March, 1837, and was a printer in early life. Later he studied medicine, was graduated in May, 1858, and has since followed the profession of medicine and surgery. He is a member of many state and national medical societies, and a frequent contributor to the journals of his profession. Dr. Gallinger was a member of the New Hampshire house of representatives for several terms, and also of the state senate, being president of that body for two years. He was surgeon-general of the state in 1879-'80, and was chairman of the New Hampshire delegation to the Republican national convention of 1888. He was elected to the 49th and 50th congresses, declining a renomination to the 51st, and was elected U. S. senator to succeed Henry W. Blair. He took his seat 4 March. 1891, and was re-elected in 1897. Dr. Gallinger's term of service will expire in 1903.