William Humphreys Jackson

William Humphreys Jackson (October 15, 1839 – April 3, 1915) represented Maryland's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1901 to 1905 and from 1907 to 1909. His son, William P. Jackson, was a U.S. Senator from Maryland.

William Humphreys Jackson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byThomas Alexander Smith
Succeeded byJames Harry Covington
In office
March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1905
Preceded byJosiah Kerr
Succeeded byThomas Alexander Smith
Personal details
Born
William Humphreys Jackson

(1839-10-15)October 15, 1839
Salisbury, Maryland
DiedApril 3, 1915(1915-04-03) (aged 75)
Salisbury, Maryland
Resting placeParsons Cemetery
Salisbury, Maryland
Political partyRepublican

Jackson was born near Salisbury, Maryland, and engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1864, he engaged in the manufacture of lumber in Salisbury, and was elected as a Republican to Congress from the Maryland's 1st congressional district, serving two full terms from March 4, 1901 to March 3, 1905. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1904, but was successful two years later in 1906, serving another term for the 1st district from March 4, 1907 to March 3, 1909. He was again an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908, and resumed lumber manufacturing in Salisbury. He died in Salisbury, and is interred in Parsons Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "William Humphreys Jackson (id: J000029)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Josiah Kerr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st congressional district

1901–1905
Succeeded by
Thomas Alexander Smith
Preceded by
Thomas Alexander Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 1st congressional district

1907–1909
Succeeded by
James Harry Covington