JACKSON, Amos Henry, (1846 - 1924)


Campaign button, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

JACKSON, Amos Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born near Franklin, Delaware County, N.Y., May 10, 1846; moved with his parents to Gibson, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1854 and to a farm near Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., in 1862; attended the common schools; moved to Ohio in 1866; employed as a carpenter for several years and then engaged in selling notions from a wagon; settled in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio, in 1882 and engaged in the retail dry goods and shoe business and later engaged in manufactures; mayor of Fremont 1897-1901; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; resumed manufacturing interests in Fremont, Ohio, until 1922 when he retired; died in Fremont, Ohio, on August 30, 1924; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.