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James Jackson, Jr. (ca. 1826 - March 7, 1891 New York City) was an American businessman and politician from New York.


He was a member from Niagara County of the New York State Assembly in 1864.

In 1865, he was Chief Engineer of the Lockport Fire Department.

In 1866, he was one of the first directors of the Niagara Ship Canal Company which was incorporated by an Act of the New York State Legislature.

He was Mayor of Lockport, New York from 1867 to 1868.

In 1868, he was nominated in the 29th District for U.S. Congress but was defeated by Republican John Fisher.

In 1873, he was elected a Canal Commissioner on the Democratic ticket, and was in office from 1874 to 1876.

In 1886, he ran again for Congress, this time in the 33rd District, but was defeated again, this time by the Republican incumbent John B. Weber.

He died of apoplexy while staying at a hotel in New York City.




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