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Donald Lester Jackson was a U.S. Representative
United States House of Representatives
The United States House of Representatives is one of the two Houses of the United States Congress, the bicameral legislature which also includes the Senate.The composition and powers of the House are established in Article One of the Constitution...

 from California
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Born in Ipswich
Ipswich, South Dakota
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, Edmunds County
Edmunds County, South Dakota
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,367 people, 1,681 households, and 1,210 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile . There were 2,022 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile...

, South Dakota
South Dakota
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, Jackson attended the public schools of South Dakota and California.
He served as a private in the United States Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps
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 from 1927 to 1931 and again from 1940 until discharged as a major
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 in 1945 with two years' combat service overseas.
He engaged in public relations, and worked as a reporter and editor in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
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 from 1938 to 1940. He served as director of publicity for the city of Santa Monica, in 1939 and 1940.

Jackson was a congressional adviser at the ninth conference of American States at Bogotá, Colombia in 1948 and was elected as a Republican
Republican Party (United States)
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 to the Eightieth
80th United States Congress
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 and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1961). His congressional service included the House Un-American Activities Committee
House Un-American Activities Committee
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, and a notable role in accusing Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam
Garfield Bromley Oxnam
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 of engaging in communist activities. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1960.

He worked as a radio and television commentator from 1960 to 1968, and was appointed by President Nixon as a commissioner on Interstate Commerce Commission in 1969.

Jackson resided in Sosua
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, Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
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, West Indies, until his death in Bethesda, Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland
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, May 27, 1981. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.