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Ebenezer Jackson, Jr.


Gender:
Male
Born:
January 31, 1796
Died:
August 17, 1874
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
Middletown, CT
Marriage(s):
Elizabeth Harper Jackson (1822)
Hannah Hubbard Jackson (September 1, 1840)
Biographical Notes:
Born in Savannah, Georgia, Jackson pursued academic studies. He was graduated from St. Mary's College, near Baltimore, Maryland, in 1814 and then studied law at the Litchfield Law School. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1821. He moved to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1826. He served as member of the Connecticut State house of representatives 1829-1832.

Jackson was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Samuel A. Foote and served from December 1, 1834, to March 3, 1835. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1849. He died in Middletown, Connecticut, August 17, 1874. He was interred in Indian Hill Cemetery.

Education
Years at LLS:
1814
Other Education:
Attended St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, MD from 1810 - 1813 and received a Bachelors Degree from St. Mary's College in Baltimore, MD on July 30, 1813.

Profession / Service
Profession:
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
1821
Political Party:
Anti-Jacksonian
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (CT) 1834-1835
State Posts:
State Representative (CT) 1829-1832, 1849

Related Objects and Documents
Other:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
CITATION OF ATTENDANCE:
Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1814, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, Litchfield Historical Society
Secondary Sources:
Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1927. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1928.

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