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William Jerome Coombs (December 24, 1833 – January 12, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Jordan, New Yorkmarker, Coombs attended the Jordan Academy, Jordan, New Yorkmarker.He moved to New York City in 1850, and in 1855 took up his residence in Brooklyn.In 1856 entered upon the business of exporting American goods and continued in this business for thirty-seven years.He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress.

Coombs was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress.He was appointed a director of the Union Pacific Railroad by President Cleveland in 1894, with special commission to collect the debts due the United States Government from the various Pacific railroads.He served as president of the Manufacturers' Terminal Co., later consolidated with the Title Guarantee & Trust Co. of Brooklyn.In 1904 became president of the South Brooklyn Savings Bank, in which capacity he served until his death in Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker, January 12, 1922.He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery.


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