Jacob Beeson Jackson

Gov. Jacob Beeson Jackson

West Virginia

Term(s)
March 4, 1881 - March 4, 1885

Born
April 6, 1829

Passed
December 11, 1893

Party
Democrat

School(s)

Birth State
West Virginia

Family:
Married Marie Antoinette Williard; two children

BIO

JACOB BEESON JACKSON was born in Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and after starting a law practice became Prosecuting Attorney of Pleasants County and then Wood County. He was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates for the 1875-76 legislative session. He became Mayor of Parkersburg in 1879. He served one term as Governor, during which the issue of property tax assessment was addressed. He returned to his law practice after leaving the governorship.

Source

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, Vol. 12.  New York: James T. White & Company.

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