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William Spencer Jackson

William Spencer Jackson, American newspaper editor and publishing executive. Recipient Keystone Press award Pennsylvania Newspaper Publications Association, 1963, Ben Franklin award (silver) Delaware Valley Printers Association, 1972, Neographics award (silver), 1973.


  • Jackson, William Spencer was born on September 4, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Kitson and Mary Alice (Thompson) Jackson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1961. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1962.


    • Assistant engineer Engine Test Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1956. Electronics project expediter Melpar Electronics, Inc., Falls Church, 1957. Editor The Union County Journal, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1961-1962.

      Managing editor publications Corning (New York ) Glass Works, 1962-1963. Head public relations and publications department division broadcasting Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1963-1967. Chief account executive Barash Advertising, State College, Pennsylvania, 1967-1968.

      Publisher and managing editor, then contributing editor Bulb Horn, Boston, 1978-1980, 80—. Publisher The Chronicle, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, 1980-1982. President and editor The Sun, Hummelstown, since 1970.

      Editor Timberwolf Howl, New York City, since 1990. Instructor journalism Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, 1975.


    • Editor Antique Automobile magazine, 1962-1970. Contributing editor Competition Press and Autoweek, 1964-1968. Vintage car editor World Car Guide, 1964-1968.

      Editor The Classic Car, 1970-1973. Author: The Lincoln Continental, 1940-1948, 1967, The American Car Since 1775, 1971, Rolling Sculpture (with Gordon M. Buehrig), 1975. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Board directors, president Hummelstown Community Library., 1975-1980. Board directors Dauphin County Library. System, 1978-1980, South Central Educational Broadcast Council (WITF-television and WITF-FM), 1976-1980.

    Chairman Lower Dauphin County Tri-County United Fund, 1972-1974. President board trustees Hershey (Pennsylvania) Public Library., since 1990. With United States Army,1957-1963.

    Member National Rifle Association, International Motor Press Association, Guild of Motoring Writers (England) Society Automotive Historians (board directors and treasurer 1974-1978), Society for Vehicle Preservation, National Knife Collectors Association, Central Pennsylvania Antique Arms Association, Hershey Italian Lodge, Hummelstown Field and Stream Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Friends of Hershey Public Library., Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Rho Tau Sigma, Alpha Delta Sigma.



    Antique automobile collecting, military history collecting.


    • Married Rosemary Keating, September 3, 1960. Children: William Kitson II, Tracy Keating.
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    • 1961
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1962
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1956
      Assistant, Research & Development Laboratories
      Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
    • 1956
      Engineer, Research & Development Laboratories
      Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
    • 1957
      electronics project expediter Melpar Electronics
      Falls Church, Virginia, United States
    • 1961 - 1962
      editor The Union County Journal
      Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1962 - 1963
      managing editor publications Corning (New York ) Glass Works
    • 1963 - 1967
      head, public relations and publications department division broadcasting Pennsylvania State University
      University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      chief account executive, Barash Advertising
      State College, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1970
      president, and editor The Sun
      Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      pubr. and managing editor
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      pubr. The Chronicle
      Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
    • 1990
      editor Timberwolf Howl
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