George Jackson (Virginia politician)

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George Jackson
Member of the Ohio Senate from Muskingum County
In office
1817 – 1819
Preceded by Ebenezer Buckingham, Jr.
Succeeded by Samuel Sullivan
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
1809 – 1812
Preceded by Multi-member at-large district
Succeeded by District abolished
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Preceded by James Machir
Succeeded by John Smith
In office
March 4, 1795 – March 3, 1797
Preceded by Joseph Neville
Succeeded by James Machir
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
1794
In office
1785 – 1791
Personal details
Born (1757-01-09)January 9, 1757
Cecil County, Maryland
Died May 17, 1831(1831-05-17) (aged 74)
Zanesville, Ohio
Resting place Falls Township, Muskingum County, Ohio
Occupation farmer, lawyer, politician
Military service
Service/branch Virginia militia
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

George Jackson (January 9, 1757 – May 17, 1831) was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician.

Biography[edit]

Born in Cecil County, Maryland to John and Elizabeth (Cummins) Jackson,[1] his family moved to Virginia. He served in the Virginia militia during the American Revolutionary War, attaining the rank of colonel.

He later studied law and entered state politics, becoming a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. In 1788 he was a delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, which ratified the United States Constitution. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives and served from 1795 to 1797 and 1799 to 1803. In about 1806, Jackson moved to Zanesville, Ohio, and served in the state legislature. He died there on 17 May 1831 and was buried in Falls Township.

Family[edit]

George Jackson was the father of United States Representatives John G. Jackson and Edward B. Jackson

Electoral history[edit]

  • 1795; Jackson was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives unopposed.
  • 1797; Jackson was defeated in his bid for re-election.
  • 1799; Jackson was re-elected with 53.94% of the vote, defeating a Federalist identified only as Haymond.
  • 1801; Jackson was re-elected with 84.05% of the vote, defeating Federalist Jonathan J. Jacobs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Descendants of John Jackson (1716-1801)". Stonewall Jackson Genealogy. Virginia Military Institute. Retrieved 2007-12-09. 

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph Neville
United States Representative from Virginia's 3rd congressional district
1795 – 1797
Succeeded by
James Machir
Preceded by
James Machir
United States Representative from Virginia's 3rd congressional district
1799 – 1803
Succeeded by
John Smith
Ohio House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Clark
David J. Marple
Representative from Muskingum and Tuscarawas Counties
1809–1810
Served alongside: David J. Marple
Succeeded by
Himself and
David J. Marple

as Representatives from Muskingum, Tuscarawas, and Guernsey Counties
Preceded by
Himself and
David J. Marple

as Representatives from Muskingum and Tuscarawas Counties
Representative from Muskingum, Tuscarawas, and Guernsey Counties
1810–1811
Served alongside: David J. Marple
Succeeded by
Himself and
William Frame

as Representatives from Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey, and Coshocton Counties
Preceded by
Himself and
David J. Marple

as Representatives from Muskingum, Tuscarawas, and Guernsey Counties
Representative from Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey, and Coshocton Counties
1811–1812
Served alongside: William Frame
District eliminated
Ohio Senate
Preceded by
Ebenezer Buckingham, Jr.
Senator from Muskingum County
1817–1819
Succeeded by
Samuel Sullivan