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. Worked for Selma public schools, 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, served on its board. One of the founders of the North Alabama Historical Association. Died March 14, 1956.


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


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.