Birth of the Nation: The First Federal Congress 1789-1791
The First Federal Congress

Representative James Jackson

James Jackson

Print (1805) by Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770-1852)

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Life dates: 21 September 1757-19 March 1806
Place of Residence (1789): Savannah, Georgia
Occupation (1789): Planter; Lawyer
Place of Birth: Moreton Hampstead, Devonshire, England
Age (March 4, 1789): 31
Religion (1789): Unknown
College Education: None
Marital Status (1789): Married
Military Service during the Revolutionary War: Officer, State Militia
Prior Political Offices: Provincial Congress
State Constitutional Convention
State Legislature
Delegate to Federal Convention: No
Delegate to State Ratification Convention: No
Pro/Anti ratification of Constitution: Unknown
Support for strong central government (particularly in its executive functions) Low
Last year of continuous service in House: 1791
Senate Service: 1793-1795
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