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William Purnell JACKSON

(1868-1939)
Senate Years of Service:
1912-1914
Party:
Republican

JACKSON, William Purnell, (son of William Humphreys Jackson), a Senator from Maryland; born in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., January 11, 1868; attended the public schools of Wicomico County and the Wilmington Conference Academy, Dover, Del.; engaged in the lumber business in 1887; member of the Republican National Committee 1908-1932; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Isidor Rayner and served from November 29, 1912, until January 28, 1914, when a duly elected successor qualified; was not a candidate for election to the vacancy in 1913; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-second Congress); resumed his former business pursuits; Maryland State treasurer 1918-1920; president of the Salisbury National Bank and a director of the Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic Railway Co.; died in Salisbury, Md., March 7, 1939; interment in Parsons Cemetery.

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

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