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Fred Schuyler Jackson

Politician. Republican. Born: April 19, 1868, Stanton, Kansas. Died: November 21, 1931. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District: March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1913.

Born in Stanton, Miami County, Kansas, on April 19, 1868, Fred Jackson moved to Greenwood County with his parents in 1881, and thus attended the public schools of Miami and Greenwood Counties. He taught school in Kansas from 1885-1890 and graduated in law from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1892. After being admitted to the bar, Jackson set up shop in Eureka and served as county attorney of Greenwood County from 1893-1897; he was assistant state attorney general in 1906 and attorney general himself for two terms (1907-1911) and was then elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second Congress in November 1910 (served, March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913). Congressman Jackson lost his reelection bid in 1912, however, to the Democrat, Dudley Doolittle, and resumed the practice of law in Eureka and Topeka. He moved to Topeka in 1915, having been appointed attorney for the Public Utilities Commission of Kansas, a position he held until 1924; thereafter he engaged in agriculture and stock raising in Greenwood, Wabaunsee, and Jefferson Counties and practiced law in Topeka, where he died on November 21, 1931.

Entry: Jackson, Fred Schuyler

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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