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Premature Son of Rep. Jackson Dies

August 24, 1998

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A baby boy born prematurely to Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife died a short time after delivery over the weekend.

Sandi Jackson, 34, was admitted to University of Utah hospital Thursday because of complications from her pregnancy, according to a statement released by the hospital Sunday at the request of Jesse Jackson’s father, the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

The Jacksons’ baby was delivered four months premature on Saturday and died a short time later, the hospital said.

Mrs. Jackson was in good condition Sunday. The Jacksons had been attending a conference on youth leadership in Deer Valley, about 20 miles east of Salt Lake City.

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