Jacob Joseph Worton was an American artist who became a leading figure in the Ashcan School of painting, during the late 19th century. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing some of the key aspects of Worton’s life and work, and how they can be used to illustrate points about art and creativity.
Jacob Joseph Worton’s Childhood
Jacob Joseph Worton was born in 1809 to a poor but pious family in rural Virginia. He was the tenth of eleven children and went through a difficult childhood: his father died when he was young, and his mother struggled to provide for her large family. However, because Worton’s mother was a devout Christian, she instilled in her son a strong sense of morals and discipline.
Worton attended local schools and proved to be an able student. In 1830, he enrolled at Jefferson College in Washington D.C., where he studied theology under Dr. James Saxton. After two years, Worton left college to become a minister like his mother wished him to be.
Although Worton had always been interested in theology, it wasn’t until he began studying under Saxton that he developed an interest in law as well. It was during this time that Worton also met John C. Breckinridge, who would later become the 15th Vice President of the United States under Andrew Johnson. The two men became friends and Breckinridge helped guide Worton towards a career in politics.
In 1835, Worton married Anna Eliza Boyle; the couple had four children together before Anna died in 1849. Shortly after her death, Worton remarried to Elizabeth Packingham Rice; the couple had one more child before Elizabeth’s death in 1865.
Throughout his life, Jacob Joseph
Jacob Joseph Worton’s Education
Jacob Joseph Worton was born on July 30, 1786 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. After completing his elementary and secondary education, he studied law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Upon completion of his legal studies, he was admitted to the bar in 1812.
Worton began his legal career as a lawyer in Gloucester County, Virginia. He later moved to Richmond, Virginia where he continued to practice law. He also served as a judge on the Court of General Quarter Sessions for several years.
In 1828, Worton was elected to the United States Congress from Virginia’s Sixth District. He served in the U.S. Congress for two terms before resigning in 1832 to accept an appointment as Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico by President Andrew Jackson. He served as Minister Plenipotentiary for six years before returning to Virginia in 1838.
Worton died on February 2, 1840 in Richmond, Virginia.
Jacob Joseph Worton’s Career
Jacob Joseph Worton was born on October 9, 1838 in Shelburne, Vermont. He was the son of Jacob Worton and Sarah (Adams) Worton. Jacob Joseph attended public schools in his hometown and then enrolled at the University of Vermont where he studied law. After completing his legal studies, he moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 1865 and began a law practice. In 1868 he was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly and served two terms. In 1870 he was appointed district attorney for Dane County, Wisconsin and served in that position until 1875. During this time he also served as president of the Wisconsin Bar Association and chairman of the state constitutional convention.
In 1876 Jacob Joseph was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until his death on December 16, 1902. During his time in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on Manufactures and Labor and helped pass several important laws including the Sherman Silver Purchase Act (1890), which helped stabilize the economy following the Panic of 1890; the Dingley Tariff Act (1895), which protected American industry from foreign competition; and the Federal Trade Commission Act (1914), which created an agency to regulate business practices. Jacob Joseph also played a significant role in securing passage of the antitrust laws which were later used against businesses such as Standard Oil Company.
Jacob Joseph was a highly successful politician who enjoyed significant popularity throughout his career. He is considered one of America’s most influential
Jacob Joseph Worton’s Personal Life
Jacob Joseph Worton was born on October 5, 1849 in Greenville, Alabama. He was the son of Jacob and Rachel (Galloway) Worton. When he was just a young boy, his family moved to Slidell, Louisiana. There, Jacob worked as a laborer on a plantation.
In 1868, he married Elizabeth Caldwell. Together, they had four children: Emma Caldwell (born 1870), Lillie Caldwell (1872), Carrie Caldwell (1875), and James Caldwell (1878). After Elizabeth died in 1880, Jacob married Nancy Hodges in 1882. They had two more children: Pearl Hodges Worton (1884) and Nannie May Worton (1887).
Jacob Joseph Worton died on February 21, 1902 in Slidell, Louisiana. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery there.