John Jameson (politician)

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John Jameson (March 6, 1802 – January 24, 1857) was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician from Fulton, Missouri. He represented Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jameson was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky in Montgomery County, Kentucky, March 6, 1802; attended the common schools; moved to Callaway County, Missouri, in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1826 and commenced practice in Fulton, Missouri; held several local offices; member of the Missouri House of Representatives 1830-1836 and served as speaker in 1834 and 1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Albert G. Harrison and served from December 12, 1839 to March 3, 1841; was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; elected to the Twenty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1843 – March 3, 1845); was not a candidate for renomination in 1844; elected to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; ordained as a minister in the Christian Church; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; served as a captain in the Black Hawk War; died in Fulton, January 24, 1857; interment in the Jameson family cemetery near Fulton.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Albert Galliton Harrison
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

1839-1841
Succeeded by
John C. Edwards
Preceded by
John C. Edwards
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's at-large congressional district

1843-1845
Succeeded by
Sterling Price
Preceded by
None (New district)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 2nd congressional district

1847-1849
Succeeded by
William Van Ness Bay