John Alexander Jameson, American lawyer. famous case was Samuel Chase et al vs.
Jameson, John Alexander was born on January 25, 1824 in Irasburgh, Vermont, United States. Son of Thomas and Martha Jameson.
Graduated from the University Vermont, 1846, Master of Arts, 1849. Attended Harvard Law School, 1852. Studied law under Governor Underwood, Burlington, Vermont.
Taught, Stanstead, Canada, 1846-1849. Tutor U. Vermont, 1849-1850. Moved to Chicago, 1853, partner with H.N. Hibbard, firm moved to Freeport, Illinois, 1853.
Reestablished law firm, Chicago, 1856-1865. Judge Chicago Superior Court, 1865-1883, most famous case was Samuel Chase et al versus Charles E. Cheney (58 Illinois, 509), reversed by Illinois Supreme Court. Professor equity and constitutional law University of Chicago, 1867-1868.
Resumed law practice, 1883. Elected president Hyde Park (Illinois) Board Trustees, 1888. Assistant editor American Law Register.
Collected material which now constitutes John Alexander Jameson Library in American History, University of Pennsylvania Author: The Constitutional Convention. It’s History, Powers, and Modes of Preceeding, 1867.
Married Eliza Denison, October 11, 1855, 3 children.