JACKSON, William Humphreys, (1839 - 1915)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

JACKSON, William Humphreys, (father of William Purnell Jackson), a Representative from Maryland; born near Salisbury, Wicomico County, Md., October 15, 1839; received a common-school training; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Salisbury, Md., in 1864 and engaged in the manufacture of lumber; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1905); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904 to the Fifty-ninth Congress; elected to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed lumber manufacturing in Salisbury, Md., and died there on April 3, 1915; interment in Parsons Cemetery.