Hancock Lee Jackson

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Hancock Lee Jackson (May 12, 1796 – March 19, 1876) was an American lawyer and politician. As Lieutenant Governor he became the 13th Governor of Missouri in 1857, taking office after previous Democratic Governor Trusten Polk resigned on February 27, 1857. Jackson was succeeded by fellow Democrat Robert Marcellus Stewart. Receiving the support of one faction of the Democratic Party in the 1860 gubernatorial election, this Jackson finished third in a race won by Claiborne Fox Jackson (no relation).

Jackson was born in 1796 in Richmond, Kentucky, and died in 1876 in Salem, Oregon.

Political offices
Preceded by
Wilson Brown
Lieutenant Governor of Missouri
1857–1861
Succeeded by
Thomas Caute Reynolds
Preceded by
Trusten Polk
Governor of Missouri
1857
Succeeded by
Robert M. Stewart