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Jacob Vanatta
Attorney General
1875-1877

     
  Jacob Vanatta was born in Washington, Warren County, New Jersey on June 4, 1824. He began the study of law in 1845 and was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1849. Vanatta was the legal representative for some of the leading New Jersey railroads, and had an extensive practice in all the courts of New Jersey, as well as throughout the United States. In 1875, he was appointed New Jersey Attorney General by Governor Joseph Bedle. He resigned in 1877 to devote his time exclusively to private practice.
 
 
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