Edward B. Jackson

Edward B. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
October 23, 1820  March 3, 1823
Preceded by James Pindall
Succeeded by Thomas Newton, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Harrison County
In office
Alongside Joseph Johnson, John McWhorter John Davisson
Personal details
Born Edward Brake Jackson
(1793-01-25)January 25, 1793
Clarksburg, Virginia
Died September 8, 1826(1826-09-08) (aged 33)
Bedford Springs, near Bedford, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic-Republican
Military service
Service/branch Virginia Militia
Rank Civilian serving as surgeon's mate
Unit 3rd Regular
Battles/wars War of 1812

Edward Brake Jackson (January 25, 1793 – September 8, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, son of George Jackson and brother of John G. Jackson.


Born in Clarksburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), Jackson attended Randolph Academy at Clarksburg. He studied medicine and commenced practice in Clarksburg. During the War of 1812 he was assigned as a surgeon's mate, Third Regular Virginia Militia, at Fort Meigs, Ohio. He served as a member of the State house of delegates 1815–1818. He served as clerk of the United States district court in 1819.

Jackson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Sixteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James Pindall and reelected to the Seventeenth Congress and served from October 23, 1820, to March 3, 1823. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1822. He died at Bedford Springs, near Bedford, Pennsylvania, September 8, 1826. He was interred near Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Electoral history

1821; Jackson won election with 75.22% of the vote, defeating Federalist Thomas Wilson.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Pindall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Newton, Jr.

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