Edward M. Jackson ’49

Edward M. Jackson ’49 died April 19, 2013, in Washington, D.C. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on September 17, 1927, and prepared for college at the Huntington School and Newton High School. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He served to technician fourth class in the Army following World War II, when his early newspaper career began with Pacific Stars and Stripes. He headed marketing for Maine’s Salt Water Farm and later moved into health planning, serving as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s health division director. He also directed the United Mine Workers Health and Retirement Funds Resolution of Disputes program. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Nel Jackson; sons Peter and Edward Jackson; daughters Katherine Eaton and Sara Hanna; eleven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Alice “Tally” Vinal, and a brother, Robert Jackson.

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