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Joseph Webber JACKSON

(1796-1854)

JACKSON, Joseph Webber, a Representative from Georgia; born at Cedar Hill, near Savannah, Ga., December 6, 1796; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the municipal council of Savannah; mayor of Savannah; member of the State house of representatives; served in the State senate; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Thomas Butler King; reelected as a States Rights candidate to the Thirty-second Congress and served from March 4, 1850, to March 3, 1853; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1852; captain of the Savannah Volunteer Guards and colonel of the First Georgia Regiment of Militia; judge of the superior court of Georgia; died in Savannah, Ga., September 29, 1854.

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

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