Jackson Burton CHASE, Congress, NE (1890-1974)


CHASE, Jackson Burton, a Representative from Nebraska; born in Seward, Nebr., August 19, 1890; in early life lived in California and Illinois; worked for the Burlington Railroad; graduated from high school in Omaha, Nebr., in 1907; employed by John Deere Plow Co., 1907-1910; attended the University of Nebraska 1910-1912; LL.B., University of Michigan Law School, 1913; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; during the First World War served with the Field Artillery, United States Army; assistant attorney general of Nebraska in 1921 and 1922; engaged in the practice of law in Omaha, Nebr., 1923-1942; legal adviser to Omaha Welfare Board in 1930 and 1931; member of the State house of representatives in 1933 and 1934; owner and manager of farmland in Nebraska and Iowa; served as a major, Judge Advocate General’s Department, 1942-1945; chairman of Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in 1945 and 1946; judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska, 1946-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1957); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956 to the Eighty-fifth Congress; again elected judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska 1956-1960; died in Atlanta, Ga., May 4, 1974; interment in Hillcrest Cemetery, Omaha, Nebr.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present