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Associate Justice , lawyer , politician

Jackson Temple was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California.


Temple, Jackson was born on August 11, 1827 in Heath, Franklin Company, Massachusetts, United States. Son of David and Rosamond (Nims) Temple.


He graduated from Williams College and then became a lawyer.


He served three separate terms on the court between 1870 and 1902. He moved to California in 1852 and began practicing law in Petaluma, California in 1855. He resigned from the Court in 1872 and went back into private practice with Haight.

He later served eight years as a District Judge. In 1887 he was again appointed to the Supreme Court, resigning in July 1889. In 1895 he was elected to the Supreme Court for a 12 year term, which he was still serving at the time of his death.

He died on December 25, 1902 in San Francisco.


David Temple

Rosamond (Nims) Temple