Edward Brake Brake Jackson Edit Profile
Born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), Jackson attended Randolph Academy at Clarksburg. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Clarksburg.
During the War of 1812 he was assigned as a surgeon's mate, Third Regular Virginia Militia, at Fort Meigs, Ohio. He served as clerk of the United States district court in 1819. Jackson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Pindall and reelected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from October 23, 1820, to March 3, 1823.
He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1822. He died at Bedford Springs, near Bedford, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1826. He was interred near Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Member Virginia House of Delegates, 1815-1818. Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Virginia, 16th-17th congresses, October 23, 1820-1823.