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Alfred Metcalf Jackson

Politician. Democrat. Born: July 14, 1860, South Carrollton, Kentucky. Died: June 11, 1924, Winfield, Kansas. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1903.

A one-term Democratic congressman from Winfield, A. M. Jackson had been born in South Carrollton, Muhlenburg County, Kentucky, on July 14, 1860, where he received his early schooling. He then attended West Kentucky College, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, before removing to Howard, Elk County, Kansas, in 1881. There Jackson engaged in the practice of law, won election as county attorney in 1890 and as judge of the thirteenth judicial district of Kansas in 1892. He moved to Winfield in 1898 and was elected in 1900 to a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives (served, March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903). Reelection, however, was problematic at best for Kansas Democrats, and Jackson lost in the general election of 1902 to Phillip P. Campbell of Pittsburg. Jackson resumed the practice of law in Winfield, and died there at his home on June 11, 1924.

Entry: Jackson, Alfred Metcalf

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