Col. (USA) Oscar Lawrence Jackson, US Rep, PA

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Col. (USA) Oscar Lawrence Jackson, US Rep, PA

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Birthplace: Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 16, 1920 (79)
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Stewart Jackson and Nancy Jackson
Brother of David P. Jackson; Edwin W. Jackson and Mary Jackson
Half brother of Anna Jackson and Jane Jackson

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About Col. (USA) Oscar Lawrence Jackson, US Rep, PA

Oscar Lawrence Jackson (September 2, 1840 – February 16, 1920) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and the commander of an Ohio infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Biography

Oscar L. Jackson was born in Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania to Samuel Stewart and Nancy (Mitchell) Jackson. He attended the common schools, Tansy Hill Select School, and Darlington Academy. He later taught school in Hocking County, Ohio.

During the Civil War, Jackson served as an officer in the Union Army from 1861 to 1865. He entered the service as the captain of Company H of the Sixty-third Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and later received promotions of major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel by brevet after the war. He was shot in the face by a Confederate soldier with a Squirrel Rifle and left for dead in the 2nd Battle of Corinth.

After the war, Jackson studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced practice in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He served as district attorney from 1868 to 1871. He was a member of the commission to codify laws and devise a plan for the government of cities of Pennsylvania in 1877 and 1878. He published a book The fiery trail : a Union officer's account of Sherman's last campaigns

Jackson was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888. He resumed the practice of law in New Castle and was a delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention.

Oscar L. Jackson died in New Castle in 1920. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.


U.S. Congressman. He graduated from Darlington Academy and taught school in Hocking County, Ohio. During the Civil War, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel of the 63rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Union Army and was brevetted Colonel for his service. After the war, he studied la, was admitted to the bar in 1867 and commenced to practice law in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He was New Castle District Attorney, (1868-71) and a member of the commission to codify laws and devise a plan for the government of cities of Pennsylvania, (1877-78). In 1885, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses, serving until 1880. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 17 2019, 3:47:00 UTC

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Col. (USA) Oscar Lawrence Jackson, US Rep, PA's Timeline

1840
September 2, 1840
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
1920
February 16, 1920
Age 79
New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, USA