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James Jackson

James Jackson, American congressman, jurist. member Georgia House of Representatives, 1845-1847; member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 35th- 36th congresses, 1857-January 23, 1861.

Background

  • Jackson, James was born on October 18, 1819 in Jefferson County, Georgia, United States. Son of William H. and Mildred (Cobb) Jackson.

  • Education

    • Graduated from the University Georgia, 1837.

    Career

    • Admitted to Georgia bar, 1839. Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1845-1847. Judge Georgia Superior Court, 1846-1859.

      Member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 35th- 36th congresses, 1857-January 23, 1861. Served as judge advisory Confederate Army on staff of General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, 1861-1865. Justice Georgia Supreme Court, 1875-1887, chief justice, 1879-1887.

    Membership

    Member Georgia House of Representatives, 1845-1847. Member United States House of Representatives from Georgia, 35th- 36th congresses, 1857-January 23, 1861.

    Connections

    • Married Ada Mitchell, 1853. Married second, Mistress.
    • father: William H. Jackson
    • mother: Mildred (Cobb) Jackson
    • spouses: Ada Mitchell
    • Mistress
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    Born October 18, 1819
    Died January 13, 1887
    (aged 67)
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