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David Sherwood Jackson (1813 – January 20, 1872) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

David S. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – April 19, 1848
Preceded byWilliam W. Campbell
Succeeded byHorace Greeley
Personal details
Born1813 (1813)
New York City
DiedJanuary 20, 1872(1872-01-20) (aged 58–59)
New York City
Political partyDemocratic

Born in New York City in 1813, Jackson grew up attending public schools. He served as an alderman in the common council of New York City from 1843 to 1846, while engaging in various business pursuits.

Jackson served as a Democrat in the 30th Congress from March 4, 1847 until April 19, 1848. At this time, the House declared the seat vacant because the election was contested. Jackson then resumed his former business pursuits. He again served as an alderman in the common council in 1856 and 1857.

Jackson died in New York City and was interred in the New York City Marble Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "David S. Jackson (id: J000007)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William W. Campbell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Horace Greeley