Author: Charles F. Hobson


Jaquelin Ambler (1742–1798)

Jaquelin Ambler was a member of the Council of State (1780–1782) and served as the treasurer of Virginia (1782–1798). Born in Yorktown, he attended the College of William and Mary and the College of Philadelphia before returning home and becoming a partner in the family’s mercantile business. He inherited much of his family’s accumulated wealth and during the American Revolution (1785–1783) served on the Virginia Navy Board and the Virginia Board of Trade. Ambler served for two years on the Council of State before the Council appointed him treasurer, a position he held until his death. As a director of public buildings he helped supervise the construction the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. Ambler died in 1798.