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  Jackson, James "Left Eye"
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NameJames "Left Eye" Jackson
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Savannah, Georgia , United States
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Born September 21, 1757
DiedMarch 19, 1806 (48 years)
ContributorRalphie
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InfoJACKSON, James, (father of Jabez Y. Jackson and grandfather of James Jackson [1819-1887]), a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Moreton-Hampstead, Devonshire, England, September 21, 1757; emigrated to Georgia in 1772 and located in Savannah; served in the Revolution with the Georgia State forces; studied law and built a lucrative practice in Savannah; several times elected to the state legislature; elected governor of Georgia in 1788 but declined; planter; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); contested the election of Anthony Wayne in the Second Congress and the seat was declared vacant by the House of Representatives March 21, 1792; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793, until his resignation in 1795; again a member of the State legislature; Governor of Georgia 1798-1801; was again elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1801, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 19, 1806; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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  11/04/1800 GA US Senate Won 86.57% (+73.13%)
  11/08/1799 GA Governor Won 79.10% (+58.21%)
  11/04/1792 GA US Senate Won 85.37% (+73.17%)
  10/01/1792 GA At-Large Lost 0.16% (-44.38%)
  01/03/1791 GA At-Large Middle District Lost 1.19% (-55.03%)
  01/03/1791 GA At-Large Lower District Lost 49.46% (-0.91%)
  02/09/1789 GA At-Large Middle District Lost 0.57% (-68.62%)
  02/09/1789 GA At-Large Lower District Won 50.88% (+17.27%)
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