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James Jackson

congressman , jurist

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