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William JACK

(1788-1852)

JACK, William, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., July 29, 1788; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Brookville, Jefferson County, Pa., in 1831 and engaged in mercantile pursuits; division inspector of militia for Westmoreland and Fayette Counties 1830-1835; sheriff of Brookville in 1833; was a contractor and builder in Mississippi and assisted in the construction of a canal in that State; returned to Pennsylvania; county judge of Jefferson County about 1840; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); engaged in agricultural pursuits; returned to Greensburg, Pa., in 1846 and died there on February 28, 1852; interment in the Old Cemetery of the St. Clair Cemetery Association.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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