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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesRhode Island

Richard JACKSON, Jr.

(1764-1838)

JACKSON, Richard, Jr., a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., July 3, 1764; completed preparatory studies in the schools of Providence and Pomfret, Conn.; entered the mercantile and cotton manufacturing businesses; president of the Washington Insurance Co., Providence, R.I., 1800-1838; elected as a Federalist to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nehemiah Knight; reelected to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses and served from November 11, 1808, to March 3, 1815; was not a candidate for renomination in 1814; trustee of Brown University 1809-1838; died in Providence, R.I., on April 18, 1838.

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

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