Edward B. Jackson

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Edward B. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
October 23, 1820 – March 3, 1823
Preceded byJames Pindall
Succeeded byThomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Harrison County
In office
Alongside Joseph Johnson, John McWhorter John Davisson
Personal details
Edward Brake Jackson

(1793-01-25)January 25, 1793
Clarksburg, Virginia
DiedSeptember 8, 1826(1826-09-08) (aged 33)
Bedford Springs, near Bedford, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic-Republican
Military service
Branch/serviceVirginia Militia
RankCivilian serving as surgeon's mate
Unit3rd Regular
Battles/warsWar of 1812

Edward Brake Jackson (January 25, 1793 – September 8, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, son of George Jackson and brother of John G. Jackson.


Born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), Jackson attended Randolph Academy at Clarksburg. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Clarksburg. During the War of 1812 he was assigned as a surgeon's mate, Third Regular Virginia Militia, at Fort Meigs, Ohio. He served as a member of the State house of delegates 1815–1818. He served as clerk of the United States district court in 1819.

Jackson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Pindall and reelected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from October 23, 1820, to March 3, 1823. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1822. He died at Bedford Springs, near Bedford, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1826. He was interred near Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Electoral history[edit]

1821; Jackson won election with 75.22% of the vote, defeating Federalist Thomas Wilson.


  • United States Congress. "Edward B. Jackson (id: J000010)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Pindall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.

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