Edward L. Jackson papers
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- 1917-1951, undated
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In 1917, Jackson became Indiana Secretary of State, but resigned shortly after taking office to enlist in the U.S. Army. He returned to office in 1918 and served as Secretary of State until 1923. His wife, Rosa, died on October 29, 1919. On November 23, 1920, he married Lida B. Pearce. In 1924, Jackson was elected Governor of Indiana (1925-1929). His administration was plagued with scandals involving D. C. Stephenson and the Ku Klux Klan. After leaving office, he returned to private practice in Indianapolis. He retired in 1937, moving to a farm in Orleans, Indiana. In 1948, Jackson suffered a debilitating stroke and was bedridden until his death on November 18, 1954.
Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. 28 Apr. 2006. .
Indiana Governor Edward L. Jackson. Indiana Historical Bureau. 28 Apr. 2006. /www.statelib.lib.in.us/www/ihb/govportraits/jackson.html.
Who’s Who and What’s What in Indiana Politics. Indianapolis: James E. Perry, publisher, 1944.
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