JACKSON, WALTER MAHAN, 1898-1956

Biography:

Teacher, educational administrator. Born– March 5, 1898, Kentucky. Parents– Dave and Katherine Mahan Jackson.  Married– Anna Bell Seymour. -Children– Three. Education– Georgetown College, Kentucky, A.B.; Columbia University, M.A. Major, U. S. Army, WWII. Taught school in Selma, 1920-1942; principal of Selma Junior and Selma Senior High School; acting superintendent of education, 1937; superintendent, 1938;  superintendent of schools, Decatur, Ala., 1946-1956. Member; Alabama Education Association; instrumental in establishing Alabama State Teachers Retirement system, serving on its board; one of the founders of the North Alabama Historical Association. Died March 14, 1956.

Source:

Files at the Alabama Department of Archives and History; Alabama’s First United States Vice-President; The Story of Selma.

Publication(s):

Alabama’s First United States Vice-President; William Rufus King. Decatur, Ala.; Decatur Printing Co., 1952.

The First Hundred Years; a History of the Selma Baptist Church of Christ, commonly known as the First Baptist Church of Selma. Selma, Ala.; s.n., 1942.

History of Alabama for Junior High Schools. Montgomery, Ala.; Dixie Book Co., 1938.

The Story of Selma. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1954.