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James Edmund Jacobson

James Edmund Jacobson was American newspaper editor. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Alabama Journalism Department, 1968, Sesquicentennial Honorary Professor award University Alabama, 1981, Presidential citation University Alabama, 1982.

Background

  • Jacobson, James Edmund was born on September 19, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States. Son of George Frederick and Annie Virginia (Taggart) Jacobson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Alabama, 1958. Master of Arts, University Alabama, 1959.

    Career

    • Editorial writer The Birmingham News, 1959-1966, editorial page editor, 1966-1972, assistant managing editor, 1972-1975, managing editor, 1975-1978, editor, 1978-1997, contributing editor, 1997-2000.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member steering committee Leadership Birmingham, 1984-1994. Advisory board Salvation Army, 1986-2001. Board directors United Way-Community Chest of Central Alabama, 1986-1998, chairman, 1997.

    Served with United States Air Force, 1952-1956. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Alabama Press Association (president 1989), Society Professional Journalists (president University Alabama student chapter 1957-1958, president Alabama professional chapter 1965, 78, 84), Kiwanis.

    Connections

    • Married Diana Sue Tremer, December 22, 1956. Children– James Edmund, Junior, Jennifer Jo, Jay Alan, Jayna Diane.
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    Born September 19, 1934
    • 1958
      University Alabama
    • 1959
      University Alabama
    • 1959 - 1966
      Editorial writer, The Birmingham News
    • 1966 - 1972
      Editorial writer, The Birmingham News
    • 1975 - 1978
      Editorial writer, The Birmingham News
    • 1978 - 1997
      Editorial writer, The Birmingham News
    • 1997
      Editorial writer, The Birmingham News