Jackson, Glenn L.

Frequently labeled the "most powerful man in Oregon", Glenn Jackson's "greatest legacy will be his contributions to the many Oregonians who never knew him but whose lives were made better because Glenn Jackson lived" (eulogy by Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh). Mr. Jackson was closely identified with Pacific Power & Light Co,, but he was also a rancher, golf course developer, commuter airline chairman, and newspaper owner. He served on numerous boards and committees in business, government and for non-profit organisations. Glenn Jackson entered the military in 1941 and rose to the rank of Colonel in tthe Air Force serving in England and Italy during World War II. Glenn Jackson was a very powerful, influential man in Oregon, and he used that power responsibly. Vertical file Medford Mail Tribune (Mr. Oregon dead at 78. Glenn Jackson understood power. Glenn Jackson left his mark on State. Sale of Jackson papers pays taxes.}

Other Name(s): 
Mr. Oregon Mr. Medford
Birthplace: 
Albany, OR
Place of death: 
Portland, OR
Occupation: 
Chairman of the State Economic Commission (up to 1980) Chairman of State Transportation Commission 1959 - 1979 (Highway Commission) CEO of Pacific Power & Light Co. 1969 - 1972 Owner of nine newspapers within the Democrat-Herald Publishing Co. including Ashland Daily Tidings. Chairman and director of Executive Flight Services Inc, operator of Air Oregon. President of Golf Holding Company, owner of Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford. Trustee of Williamette Univ. in Salem. Director of Rogue Valley Memorial Hospital, Medford. Director of Agribusiness Council of Oregon.
Father: 
W. L. Jackson
Spouse: 
Helen Simpson Jackson circa 1926
Children: 
Cynthia - Mrs. Patrick Ford
Education: 
Attended Albany Public schools Oregon State College - BS degree In commerce - 1925
Nationality: 
USA
Residence: 
Albany, OR Medford, OR Portland, OR
Relations: 
Three grandchildren