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Jackson Burton Chase (August 19, 1890 – May 4, 1974) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

Jackson B. Chase
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
Preceded byRoman Hruska
Succeeded byGlenn Cunningham
Personal details
Born(1890-08-19)August 19, 1890
Seward, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedMay 4, 1974(1974-05-04) (aged 83)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln
University of Michigan Law School

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Seward, Nebraska on August 19, 1890 and lived in California and Illinois while working for Burlington Railroad. He graduated from high school in Omaha, Nebraska in 1907 and was worked for John Deere Plow Co from 1907 to 1910. He got his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nebraska in 1912, where he was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1913, passing the bar in the same year setting up practice in Chicago, Illinois

Legal career and public serviceEdit

During World War I he served with the Field Artillery in the United States Army. He was assistant attorney general of Nebraska in 1921 and 1922. He engaged in the practice of law in Omaha from 1923 to 1942. During his practice he was legal adviser to Omaha Welfare Board in 1930 and 1931. He was also elected a member of the Nebraska House of Representatives in 1933 and 1934. He owned and managed farmland in Nebraska and Iowa.

He served as a major in the Judge Advocate General's Department from 1942 to 1945. He was the chairman of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in 1945 and 1946. He was a Judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska from 1946 to 1954.

Congressional ServiceEdit

He was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth United States Congress sering from January 3, 1955 to January 3, 1957. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth United States Congress instead he was again elected judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska 1956 to 1960. He died in Atlanta, Georgia on May 4, 1974 and is buried in Omaha.


  1. "Chase, Jackson Burton". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 9, 2006.
  2. "Chase, Jackson Burton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 9, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Roman L. Hruska (R)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1957
Succeeded by
Glenn Cunningham (R)