Thomas Horatio Jackson was the co-founder of the Nigerian National Democratic Party with Herbert Macaulay. Born in 1879, Horatio was a son of John Payne Jackson, one of the most important Lagos journalists of his time, whose editorial chair at theLagos Weekly Record he filled from 1915. Horatio Jackson, also a journalist, was tried and jailed for sedition when he was editor of the Nigerian Times newspaper in 1909 when the government enacted the sedition law to curb the excesses of the fearless editors of the time. He was also jailed for two months in 1925. Horatio was prolific and he made use of complex words and quotations as a journalist. By the 1920s, he had become the most celebrated in Nigeria. He died in 1936.