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Howell Edmunds Jackson

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Howell Edmunds Jackson
Current Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Position:   Seat #4
Appointed by:   Benjamin Harrison
Active:   2/18/1893-8/8/1895
Preceded by:   Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar
Succeeded by:   Rufus Wheeler Peckham
Past post:   Sixth Circuit
Past term:   4/12/1886-3/4/1893
Personal History
Born:   April 8, 1832
Hometown:   Paris, TN
Deceased:   August 8, 1895
Undergraduate:   West Tennessee College, 1849
Law School:   Cumberland University Law, 1856

Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He joined the Supreme Court in 1893 following a nomination from President Benjamin Harrison. He served on the Supreme Court until his death on August 8, 1895. Prior to joining the court, Jackson served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.[1]

Jackson was one of four justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Harrison. Jackson served during The Fuller Court.[2]


Jackson received his A.B. degree from West Tennessee College in 1849 and a LL.B. from Cumberland University in 1856.[1]

Professional career

  • 1881-1886: United States Senator for Tennessee
  • 1880-1881: Representative, Tennessee General Assembly
  • 1875-1877: Special judge, Court of Arbitration
  • 1865-1880: Attorney in private practice, Tennessee
  • 1861-1864: Receiver of alien property, West Tennessee, Confederate States of America
  • 1855-1861: Attorney in private practice, Tennessee[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Jackson was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Benjamin Harrison on February 2, 1893, to the seat vacated by Justice Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1893, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on August 8, 1895.[1] He was succeeded to the post by Justice Rufus Wheeler Peckham.

Sixth Circuit

Jackson was nominated to the United States Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit by President Grover Cleveland on April 12, 1886, to a seat vacated by Justice John Baxter. He was confirmed by the Senate on April 12, 1886, and received his commission on April 12, 1886. Jackson's service on the court was terminated on June 16, 1891, due to re-assignment.[1]

On June 16, 1891 Jackson was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He served that court until March 4, 1893, when he was appointed to the Supreme Court.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Baxter
Circuit Court for the Sixth Circuit
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Horace Harmon Lurton
Preceded by:
Lucius Lamar
Supreme Court
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Rufus Wheeler Peckham