George Jackson

U.S. Congressperson

1757 – 1831

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Who was George Jackson?

George Jackson was an American farmer, lawyer, and politician. Born in Cecil County, Maryland to John and Elizabeth Jackson, 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.

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Born
Jan 9, 1757
Cecil County
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Zanesville
Died
May 17, 1831
Zanesville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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