Jesse Jackson, Jr., Is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Jackson is a former Democratic Party congressman for Illinois' Second Congressional District of the House of Representatives. He is the son of activist Jesse Jackson.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., entered office in 1995 and remained there until his resignation in 2012. Federal prosecutors began an investigation in October 2012 regarding financial misconduct, including the misuse of campaign funds. Jackson then resigned from office in November 2012, saying that his health problems, including bipolar disorder and gastrointestinal problems, were the main factor in his resignation. In February 2013, Jackson pleaded guilty to breaking federal campaign laws and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison.