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Newspaper editor

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.


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


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


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


Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.


The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.


Member steering committee Leadership Birmingham, 1984-1994. Advisory board SalvationArmy, since 1986. 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 U. Alabama student chapter 1957-1958, president Alabama professional chapter 1965, 78, 84), Kiwanis, Summit Club.


Married Diana Sue Tremer, December 22, 1956. Children– James Edmund, Junior, Jennifer Jo, Jay Alan, Jayna Diane.

George Frederick Jacobson

Annie Virginia (Taggart) Jacobson

Diana Sue Tremer

James Edmund Jacobson

Junior Jacobson

Jennifer Jo Jacobson

Jay Alan Jacobson

Jayna Diane Jacobson