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Thomas Birdsall JACKSON

(1797-1881)

JACKSON, Thomas Birdsall, a Representative from New York; born in Jerusalem, Long Island, N.Y., March 24, 1797; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Jerusalem, Hempstead, and Newtown, N.Y.; elected county judge in 1832; member of the State assembly 1833-1835; moved to Newtown, Long Island, N.Y., in 1835; justice of the peace; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1837-March 3, 1841); was not a candidate for renomination in 1840; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Newtown (now Elmhurst Station), Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., April 23, 1881; interment in Flushing Cemetery.

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

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