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Pennsylvania State Senate

George Duggan Jackson



Session Position District Party
1867 15 Democrat
1879-1880 24 Democrat
 Counties   Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Sullivan


1827 - 1879

Of  Dushore, Sullivan County, born April 16, 1827, Berwick, Columbia County, the son of Josiah and Mary (Abbot) Jackson; educated and common schools and Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, Pa.; merchany; postmaster of Dushore, Sullivan County, 1858; member of the state House of Representatives, 1859-1860, and 1863-1864 state senator, 1867-1869, and 1879-1880.  He died dur­ing his second senatorial service, passing away November 23, 1879,  age of fifty-four years.
GEORGE D. ]ACKSON.--In the death of the honored subject of this memoir there passed another member of the little group of representative business men who were prominent in inaugurating and build­ing up the chief industries of this section of Pennsylvania. His father, Dr. Josiah Jackson, was one of the leading men and physicians of Sulli­van county. He early located in Dushore.  Important role in the construction of the Sullivan & Erie railroad, and the development of the coal, lumber and other natural resources of the county. All these contributed not only to his indi­vidual prosperity but also largely promoted the general welfare.
He died dur­ing his second senatorial service, passing away November 23, 1879, at the age of fifty-four years.
Mr. Jackson married Miss Bernice Woodruff, a daughter of Jared Woodruff.
(Source: HISTORY OF SULLIVAN COUNTY, Pennsylvania, Compendium of Biography, by Thomas J. Ingham, Lewis Pub. Co., Chicago, 1899, pp. 69-70.)