James Edmund Jacobson Edit Profile
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.
The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.
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.
1959 - 1966
1966 - 1972
1975 - 1978
1978 - 1997