James M. Jackson
James M. Jackson
Memorial to J. M. Jackson by J. Massey Rhind
|Died||February 14, 1901 (aged 75)|
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Early life and career
Jackson was born in Parkersburg in Wood County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was a son of General John Jay Jackson and his brothers were Federal Judge John Jay Jackson, Jr. and Circuit Judge and West Virginia Governor Jacob B. Jackson. The Jackson Memorial Fountain at Parkersburg is dedicated to the Jackson family.
He graduated from Princeton University in 1845. Subsequent to studying law, he was admitted to the bar in 1847. He opened his practice in Parkersburg, West Virginia. He won election as prosecuting attorney for Wood County in 1856 and 1860. He served as a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1870 and 1871.
He was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1872. He served as a judge on the fifth circuit court from 1873 to 1888, when he resigned. He presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-first Congress and served from March 4, 1889 until February 3, 1890. He was succeeded by Charles B. Smith, who contested the election. He served as a judge on the criminal court for Wood County, West Virginia from 1891 until his death in Parkersburg, West Virginia on February 14, 1901. He was buried at Riverview Cemetery.
- Nimfa H. Simpson (January 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jackson Memorial Fountain" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov. United States Congress. "Jackson, James Monroe (id: J000018)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Online. September 11, 2007.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Charles E. Hogg
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 4th congressional district
Charles Brooks Smith
|51st||Senate: J. Kenna • C. Faulkner Jr.||House: W. Wilson • J. Alderson • J. Pendleton • J. Jackson • G. Atkinson • C. Smith|