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Hugh Edward Jackson

Full Name: Hugh Edward Jackson
Date of birth: February 2, 1851
Date of death: August 16, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Wallisville / Jefferson   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Hugh Jackson, birth date 2/2/1851, death date 8/16/1915, burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County. No grave marker photo. Includes photos and obituary, "Passing of Judge Hugh Jackson," born 2/2/1851 at Double bayou, Liberty, now Chambers County. "In 1873 he was elected county and district clerk of Chambers county, which office he held until 1878, when he resigned to accept the appointment of county judge . . . elected to the legislature in 1886, after the Sabine Pass storm, and during that session he especially distinguished himself by securing the passage of a relief bill for the storm sufferers of Jefferson county." Find a Grave.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hugh Jackson, pp. 142-143. Born 2/2/1851 in Chambers County, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Hugh Jackson, Wallisville, Chambers County, age 29, born circa 1851 in Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch.
  • Hugh Jackson, about 58 years of age, death date 8/16/1915 in Bent, Jefferson County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in Kansas Connection to Chambers County.
  • Hugh Edward Jackson, "served as county judge of Chambers County during the 1890s." Wallisville Heritage Park (Organization). The Age, Volume 23, Number 1, January 2000, and Volume 25, Number 7, July 2002, Wallisville, Texas, crediting Chambers County Library System. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). January 2000 January 2002
  • Notice of death in 1915 Port Arthur storm with his grandson Claude C. Roberts, Jr., "Water Receding at Port Arthur," The Houston Post, 8/21/1915, pp. 3, 8. "Mr. Jackson was a prominent Beaumont attorney and was a member of the State legislature in 1888." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
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