George Duggan Jackson
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.)