Jesse Louis Jackson Jr. is a American politician who served as the U.S. Representative from Illinois's 2nd congressional district from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the son of activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and, prior to his career in elected office, worked for his father in both the elder Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign and his social justice, civil rights and political activism organization, Operation PUSH. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, served on the Chicago City Council. He served as a national co-chairman of the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign. Jackson established a consistent liberal record on both social and fiscal issues, and he has co-authored books on civil rights and personal finance. In October 2012, Jackson was investigated for financial improprieties including misuse of campaign funds.
|Born:||Jesse Louis Jackson Jr, March 11, 1965, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Parents:||Jesse Jackson, Jacqueline Brown|
|Education:||North Carolina A&T State University (BS), Chicago Theological Seminary (MDiv), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (JD)|
|Preceded by:||Mel Reynolds|
|Succeeded by:||Robin Kelly|
|IMDb:||Jesse Jackson Jr.'s IMDb|
About Jesse Jackson Jr.
Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 2nd District who resigned in 2012 after 17 years in office following being charged with corruption.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Before Fame
He grew up supporting his father's campaigns as a member of the Democratic Party as well as his civil rights beliefs.
Achievement of Jesse Jackson Jr.
He was a national co-chairman for Barack Obama's first presidential campaign.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Family Life
He met his future wife Sandi Jackson in 1988 and they married in 1991.
Associations of Jesse Jackson Jr.
His father is civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.
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