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Jackson, Charles, 1775-1855



  • Existence: 1775 - 1855

Charles Jackson (31 May 1775 – 13 December 1855) was an American jurist. He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1793, studied law with Chief Justice Parsons, and began to practice in 1796 at Newburyport. In 1803, he relocated to Boston, where, associated with Judge Hubbard, he had a most lucrative practice. Jackson was judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court (1813–24), a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1820, and one of the commissioners to revise the Massachusetts State Laws in 1833, drawing up the second part of the “Revised Statutes.” He also wrote Treatise on the Pleadings and Practice in Real Actions in 1828. Jackson was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1817.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Jackson letter

Webster Mss 826127
Identifier: Mss 826127
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Daniel Webster writing

Webster Mss 836461
Identifier: Mss 836461
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