Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

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Jesse L. Jackson Jr.
U.S. Representative – IL-02
Image:Rep. jesse jackson jr.jpg
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 4, 1995

Preceded by Mel Reynolds
Born March 11, 1965
Spouse Sandi Jackson
Religion Baptist

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. represents the Second Congressional District of Illinois.


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Jesse L. Jackson Jr. was born on March 11, 1965 in Greenville, South Carolina. His father is former Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson.

In 1987, Representative Jackson graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. Three years later, he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from the Chicago Theological Seminary, and in 1993, received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois College of Law.

He has also been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from the Chicago Theological Seminary, Governors State University, North Carolina A & T State University, Charles R. Drew Univ. of Medicine and Science, Meharry Medical College and Morehouse School of Medicine. [1]

Foreign Travel

In 2004-2005 Jackson traveled to Egypt, China and Sudan and reported $10,231.27 in expenses paid by U.S. taxpayers. Source: "Where the Illinois Congressional Delegation Traveled in 2004-2005." Associated Press. March 13, 2006.


  • House Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
    • Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs
    • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies


Published Works

  • Co-author A More Perfect Union: Advancing New American Rights (2001) with Frank E. Watkins
  • Co-author Legal Lynching II (2001)
  • Co-author It’s About the Money (1999)
  • Co-author Legal Lynching (1996)


Washington DC Office
2419 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-0773
Fax: (202) 225-0899

Homewood Office
17926 South Halsted
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: (708) 798-6000
Fax: (708) 798-6160

Chicago Office
2120 East 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 241-6500
Fax: (773) 241-6503

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External Links

  • Official Site

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