Thomas B. Jackson

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Thomas Birdsall Jackson (March 24, 1797 – April 23, 1881) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in Jerusalem, Long Island, New York, Jackson attended the public schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Jerusalem, Hempstead, and Newtown, New York. Thomas married Marie Coles and had three known children: Samuel, Andrew and William. Thomas descends from the prominent Jackson family of Hempstead, New York.

Jackson was elected county judge in 1832. He served as member of the State assembly 1833–1835. He moved to Newtown, Long Island, New York, in 1835. He served as a Justice of the Peace.

Jackson was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1840. He resumed agricultural pursuits. He died in Newtown (now Elmhurst Station), Flushing, Long Island, New York, April 23, 1881. He was interred in Flushing Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abel Huntington
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles A. Floyd

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website