Richard Jackson, Jr.
Date of Birth : Jul 3, 1764
Date of Death : Apr 18, 1838
Richard Jackson, Jr. was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Jackson completed preparatory studies in the schools of Providence and Pomfret, Connecticut. He entered the mercantile and cotton manufacturing businesses. He served as president of the Washington Insurance Co., Providence, Rhode Island from 1800 to 1838.
Jackson was elected as a Federalist to the Tenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Nehemiah Knight. He was reelected to the Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Congresses and served from November 11, 1808, to March 3, 1815. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1814. Jackson served on the board of trustees of Brown University from 1809 to 1838. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1815. He died in Providence, Rhode Island, on April 18, 1838.