David Jameson

Gov. David Jameson

Virginia

Term(s)
November 22, 1781 - November 30, 1781

Born
January 1, 1723

Passed
July 10, 1793

Party

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

Status:
Succeeded

Birth State
Virginia

Family:
Married Mildred Smith; no children

BIO

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.

Source

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.

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