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 Notable Jamesons

Listed here are some from our Jameson family who have excelled with exceptional achievement(s) and/or notoriety.

Note: This page is a work in progress and only lists those people we know about. If you know about any other Jameson from this family that should be included here, please contact us.

  • Arthur Gregory Jameson (1915-1992) - Dr. Greg Jameson was a noted Cardiologist and Professor Emeritus of Clinical Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. He received his under graduate degree from Harvard in 1937, a Masters degree in Civil Engineering from MIT in 1940 and a M.D. from Columbia University in 1950. He was known for his work on cardiac catheterization and over his career wrote extensively on cardiovascular disease issues. He was the director of the Cardiovascular Laboratory of Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Director of Cardiology at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, before serving as acting director of Roosevelt's Department of Medicine.

  • Colin Gillespie Jameson (1908-2000) - Graduated Harvard Law School 1935. Lieutenant in the US Navy during World War II. Noted historian and nationally published author. Wrote two books on WW II - The Battles of Cape Esperance, 11 October 1942 and Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942 (Combat Narratives. Solomon Islands Campaign, 4-5) - and - The Battle of Guadalcanal, 11-15 November 1942 (Combat Narratives. Solomon Islands Campaign, 6). In 1964 he was one of the founders, editors and frequent contributor to the Martello magazine, published by the Key West Art and Historical Society.

  • Ephraim Orcutt Jameson (1832-1902) - Teacher, Reverend, Historian and Genealogist. Supervisor of the Emerson College of Oratory, in Boston, starting in 1894. Authored several books, including "The Jamesons in America."

  • Guilford Stanley Jameson (1897-1993) - Congressional Page, secretary to Senator Josiah O. Wolcott (D-DE), and during the 1920s he was chief clerk of the House Judiciary Committee. He was a law graduate of Georgetown University, where he also received two advanced law degrees. Was a trial Judge in the US Court of Claims and was a member of President Eisenhower's White House Legislative Council of the International Cooperation Administration and deputy director for Congressional Relations.

  • Hugh Jameson (1897-1980) - Professor of history at Northern Illinois University form 1930-1965. He specialized in early American history with a concentration on military and constitutional history. Beyond his life as a historian Jameson was a skilled gymnast and maintained a lifelong enthusiasm for theater and the circus. Dressed in a starched clown costume, he led the annual Homecoming parade during his tenure at NIU. For almost two decades Jameson was the head of the Social Science Department, which included History. Under his administration the department grew into one of the largest and most significant at the university. Jameson worked to extend the study of history from teacher training to a degree in liberal arts and was involved in initiating graduate studies at NIU. After his retirement he received the Outstanding Service Award of the NIU Alumni Association and an auditorium in Cole Hall was named after him. In January, 1961, the Eta Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary, established the Hugh Jameson History Prize in recognition of his distinguished services in the fields of history and the social sciences, the prize recognizes the best research essay submitted by a graduate student in a history research seminar during the previous two semesters.

  • Isaac Hemingway Jameson (1818-1869) - Partner in an early and important mill in Churchville, NY. Superintendent of a pioneering North American oil works (most likely J.M.Williams Oil Company - Later Canadian Oil Company), while living in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1861. Carpetbagger in post Civil War Florida, where he owned, along with his younger brother Joseph Brown Jameson, the Rochester House Hotel. Owned the Fanny Fern, a 17 ton vessel used on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville.

  • Jenny May (Jameson) Nims (1868-1936) - Elected as a representative from the town of Keene to the New Hampshire legislature in 1893. A remarkable and unusual accomplishment, considering women were not yet allowed to vote.

  • John Alexander Jameson (1824-1890) - Practiced Law in Freeport, Illinois, beginning in 1853. In November, 1865, he became judge of the superior court of Chicago (now the superior court of Cook county), until 1883. He was professor of constitutional law, equity, and jurisprudence in the law school of the University of Chicago from 1867 till 1868, and was for many years assistant editor of the "American Law Register," published in Philadelphia. He is the author of "The Constitutional Convention, its History, Powers, and Modes of Proceeding" (New York, 1867; 4th ed., 1887). He had prepared materials for a "Treatise on the Law of Judicial Sales," which were destroyed in the Chicago fire.

  • John Butler Jameson (1873-1960) - Treasurer and director, United Life Accident Insurance Co.; director, Eastern Zinc and Lead Co.; director, First National Bank of Concord, N.H.; New Hampshire Democratic state chair, 1906-12; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee); candidate for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, 1918.

  • John Denison Jameson (1903-1992) - Accomplished and respected investment counselor. He graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Business in 1926 and was a director of the New Hampshire OPA (Office of Price Administration) during World War II. After the war, he was an administrator with the newly created AUI (Associated Universities, Inc.), a consortium of Nuclear Research Laboratories (mostly universities) at a time when it was responsible for building the Brookhaven National Laboratory. After he retired in the early 1950s, he became a charter member with the Arizona-Senora Dessert Museum, where he was president and life long spokesperson for this organization. He also served in various capacities for several other organizations, both private and civic, in the Tucson, Arizona area.

  • John Franklin Jameson (1859-1937) - A significant American historian, Professor at Johns Hopkins and Brown Universities, then later, head of the History Department at the University of Chicago. He was director (1905-28) of the department of historical research of the Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C., and from 1928 to his death he was chief of the division of manuscripts in the Library of Congress. As chairman of the committee of management of the Dictionary of American Biography he was largely responsible for the inauguration and completion of that monumental work. In these and other undertakings, Jameson exercised much influence in American historical scholarship. He wrote The History of Historical Writing in America (1891) and The American Revolution Considered as a Social Movement (1926) and edited Correspondence of John C. Calhoun (1900, repr. 1969). There is a residence hall (dorm) "Jameson House" named after him at Brown University, in Providence, RI.

  • Reverend Melvin Jameson (1836-1922) - Baptist Missionary in Burma from 1869 to 1889. His work there was mainly evangelical, going from village to village in a boat to preach. He was also involved in translating the bible into Burmese and getting that printed in Burma. He graduated from the University of Rochester in 1856 and from the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1859. He was also the pastor in various churches in New York and in Illinois.

  • Nathan Cleaves Jameson (1849-1910) - Delegate to NH Constitutional Convention in 1876; member of New Hampshire state senate 8th District, 1887-88; candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, 1906.

  • Owen Jameson (1913-2003) - Graduated Harvard Law School 1937. Was a life long member of the San Francisco law firm of McCutchen Doyle Brown and Enerson for his entire career serving for 20 years as managing partner, retiring in 1981. He took a five-year hiatus during World War II, doing stints on the top-secret Manhattan Project that developed the atomic bomb and at the U.S. Office of Price Administration, which was established during the war to control inflation. He was a longtime member of the Pacific-Union Club and served as president from 1972 to 1973. He helped raise funds for Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, Opportunities for the Blind and the University of California, San Francisco.

  • Zuar Eldridge Jameson (1835-1886) - Well known writer and lecturer of his time on agricultural topics. A frequent contributor to the New York Weekly Tribune, Albany County Gentlemen and the Boston Cultivator. Was a member of the lower branch of the Vermont legislator in 1878, a member of the state board of agriculture from 1879-1874, and for many years the secretary of the Orleans County Agricultural Society. He was also and an editor on the Vermont Farmer.