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JACKSON, Isaac W., educator, born in Cornwall, New York, in 1805; died in Schenectady, New York, 28 July, 1877. He was graduated at Union college in 1826, and remained in that institution from that date, first as a tutor, and soon afterward as a professor. He was instrumental in developing the art of landscape gardening and horticulture, and by means of his garden contributed largely to the introduction, perfecting, and distribution of the choicest flowers, he was a successful educator, and the author of "Elements of Conic Sections" (Albany, new ed., Schenectady, 1854), and a "Treatise on Optics" (Albany, new ed., Schenectady, 1854).
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