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Percival Ephrates Jackson

New York

Case & Comment 40
(March-April, 1956)

Percival Ephrates Jackson was born on June 16, 1891 in New York City. He received his law degree from New York University in 1912 and was admitted to the New York bar that same year. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces from 1917 to 1918. He was special counsel to the McAdoo Senate Committee investigating bankruptcy and receivership in the U.S. courts in 1936. Jackson also served as director of various manufacturing and utility companies. He died on August 22, 1970. [Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004]


Percival Ephrates Jackson, Odds and Ends (Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press, 1953)

____________________, Candor and Conclusion (Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press, 1954)

____________________, Triptych (Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press, 1955)

_____________________, Quartette (Detroit: Privately Printed by Harlo, 1970)


Percival Ephrates Jackson, The Stockbroker in Bankruptcy: Reclamation of Money and Securities (New York: Nassau Press Pub. Co., 1922)

____________________, Law of Cadavers (Prentice-Hall, 2nd ed., 1937)

____________________, Look at the Law: The Law is What the Layman Makes It (New York: E.P Dutton & Co., 1940)

____________________, What Every Corporation Director Should Know (New York: William-Frederick, 1949)

____________________, Corporate Management (Charlottesville, Virginia: Michie Co., 1955)

____________________, (ed.), Justice and the Law: An Anthology of American Legal Poetry and Verse (Charlottesville, Virginia: Michie Co., 1960)

____________________, The Wisdom of the Supreme Court (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962)

____________________, Dissent in the Supreme Court: A Chronology (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969)