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Governor David Jameson

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Office Dates:  Nov 22, 1781 - Nov 30, 1781

Succeeded

Born:  Jan 01, 1723

Passed:  Jul 10, 1793

Birth State:  Virginia

Family:  Married Mildred Smith; no children

School(s):  College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)


DAVID JAMESON was born in St. Anne’s Parish (Essex County), Virginia. He was a prominent merchant in Yorktown and an inventor. He became a member of Patrick Henry’s privy council in 1777. He went on to become Lieutenant Governor under Governor Thomas Nelson in 1781 and then a state senator in 1783. Jameson served as Governor for just over one week pending the accession of Benjamin Harrison.

*Note: exact date of birth is not known.

Sources:

Headley, Robert K. Jr. Genealogical Abstracts from 18th-Century Virginia Newspapers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.

Library of Virginia, Virginia Governor, Executive Papers (1781: Jameson). Accession 29604. Biographical/Historical Note. State Government Records Collection, Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA 23219.

Marriages and Deaths from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1780-1820. Special Publication Number 8. Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, c. 1983.

Raimo, John W. Biographical Directory of American Colonial and Revolutionary Governors, 1607-1789. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, c. 1980.

Tyler, Lyon Gardiner. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Vol. II. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998.

Virginia Genealogical Society. Marriages and Deaths from Richmond, Virginia Newspapers, 1780-1820. Special Publication Number 8.