Edward B. Jackson

Edward Brake Jackson ( born January 25, 1793 in Clarksburg, Virginia; † September 8, 1826 in Bedford, Pennsylvania ) was an American politician. Between 1820 and 1823 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born in what is now West Virginia Edward Jackson came from an illustrious family of politicians: He was the son of George Jackson (1757-1831) and brother of John George Jackson (1777-1825), both of whom were also members of Congress. He attended the Randolph Academy in Clarksburg and then studied medicine. After qualifying as a doctor, he began to practice in this profession in Clarksburg. During the British - American War of 1812, he was a military doctor. After the war, he hit as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1815 and 1818, he sat in the House of Representatives from Virginia.

Following the resignation of Mr James Pindall Jackson was at the due election for the first seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 23 October 1820. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1823 in Congress. In 1822 he gave up another candidacy. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Edward Jackson is no longer politically have appeared. He died on September 8, 1826 near Bedford, Pennsylvania.