JAMES JACKSON, Attorney-at-law, Tuscumbia, was born July 20, 1848, in Franklin County, this State, and is a son of William M. Jackson.

He received his education at Florence and Tuscumbia (Ala.), St. Mary (Ky.), and St. Louis (Mo.) University. After leaving school he farmed and clerked for about three years. In 1872 he began reading law with William Cooper, at Tuscumbia, and was admitted to the bar at Frankfort, this State. He returned to Tuscumbia and at once entered into the practice of his profession. From the very start he came into prominence, as an attorney of more than ordinary ability, and is now enjoying a large practice.

Mr. Jackson takes a deep interest in politics. In 1877 he was elected county treasurer, and served in that office one term. In 1882 he was elected to the Senate, on the Republican ticket, and in 1886, made the race for Congress, as an Independent, against General Wheeler.

Mr. Jackson is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons.

[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 435-6.] Typed for inclusion here by Linda Ledlow.

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