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Naval officer , admiral

Richard Harrison Jackson, American naval officer. Awarded Navy War Cross (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (France); Order of Avis (Portugal); medal for Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Campaign. Life member United States Naval Institute (gold medals essayist). Served in the Spanish-American War, 1898; member General Board Navy Department, 1921; member General Board, 1927-1930.


Jackson, Richard Harrison was born on May 10, 1866 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States. Son of George M. and Sarah (Perkins) Jackson.


Graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1887, Naval War College, 1920. Doctor of Medicine University of Virginia.


Rear Admiral W.T. Sampson, United States Navy, January 6, 1897 (deceased 1924). Honorary discharged from United States Navy, June 30, 1889. Restored to service, July 1, 1890, by special act of Congress for conspicuous gallantry on occasion of wreck of the Trenton, at Apia, Samoa, March 27, 1889”.

Promoted Lieutenant junior grade, July 3, 1898. Promoted through grades to rear admiral.


Served in the Spanish-American War, 1898. Member General Board Navy Department, 1921. Member General Board, 1927-1930.

Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).

  • Member of Greek Letter Society. Beta Theta Phi. Clubs: Army and Navy, (Washington, District of Columbia), Congress Country (Washington, Distric.j, Chevy Chase (Maryland), New York Yacht (New York.


Spouse Catherine Sampson, January 6, 1907, Washington, D.

George M. Jackson

Sarah (Perkins) Jackson