The New International Encyclopædia/Jackson, Charles

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JACKSON, Charles (1775-1855). An American jurist, born at Newburyport, Mass. He graduated at Harvard in 1793; studied law with Chief Justice Parsons, and commencing practice in 1796 at Newburyport, rose to a high position at the bar. In 1803 he removed to Boston, where, associated with Judge Hubbard, he had the most lucrative practice in the State. He was judge of the Massachusetts Supreme Court from 1813 to 1824, a member of the State Constitutional Convention of 1820, and one of the commissioners to revise the State laws in 1833. He published a Treatise on the Pleadings and Practice in Real Actions (1828) which is a standard work on the law of property.