Jacob Call

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Jacob Call
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
December 23, 1824 (1824-12-23) – March 3, 1825 (1825-03-03)
Personal details
Died(1826-04-20)April 20, 1826
Frankfort, Kentucky
Political partyJackson Republican
OccupationAttorney, politician

Jacob Call (died April 20, 1826) was an American lawyer who briefly served as a U.S. representative from Indiana from 1824 to 1825.


Born in Kentucky, Call was graduated from an academy in Kentucky where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Vincennes and Princeton, Indiana. He served as judge of the Knox County Circuit Court, 1817, 1818, and 1822–1824.

In 1820, Call represented the defendant in the case of Polly v. Lasselle, losing the case which led to all slaves in the state of Indiana being freed.


Call was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative William Prince. He served from December 23, 1824 – March 3, 1825.


He died in Frankfort, Kentucky, on April 20, 1826.


  • United States Congress. "Jacob Call (id: C000049)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

December 23, 1824 - March 3, 1825
Succeeded by