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Joseph Webber Jackson

December 6, 1796
September 29, 1854
Home Town:
Cedar Hill, GA
Later Residences:
Savannah, GA
Biographical Notes:
Jackson was born in Cedar Hill, Georgia, near Savannah. He studied law, gained admittance for the state bar and became a practicing attorney. Jackson served on the Savannah municipal council and also as the city's Mayor. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives and the in the Georgia Senate. Jackson served as a captain in the Savannah Volunteer Guards and also as a colonel of the 1st Regiment in the Georgia Militia in addition to serving as judge of the superior court of Georgia.

Jackson was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Democrat to fill remainder of the term for the seat left vacant in Georgia's 1st congressional district in the 31st United States Congress by the resignation of Thomas B. King in 1850. Jackson was reelected as a States Rights candidate ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Political Party:
Federal Posts:
U.S. Representative (GA) 1850-1853
State Posts:
State Representative (GA)
State Senator (GA)
Judge of the Suprior Court (GA)
Local Posts:
Mayor (Savannah, GA)

Related Objects and Documents
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Handwritten list by William Samuel Johnson, Catalogue of the Students at Law in the school at Litchfield Conn. at & after Aug. 15th 1817, Connecticut Historical Society, Johnson Family Papers, 1722-1863, Box - Johnson Papers.

Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School, Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849.

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