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John Nelson Jackson, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1927. Recipient Founders Cup award Dallas County Heritage Society, 1976; United Way Voluntarism award, 1979; Dallas History Society award, 1984.


Jackson, John Nelson was born on April 28, 1905 in Brownwood, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Young and Kate Venable (Wood) Jackson.


Student, Howard Payne College, 1922-1924;Bachelor of Laws with highest honors, University Texas, 1927.


Practiced law in, Fort Worth, 1927-1930;associate, partner, of counsel, Coke & Coke, Dallas, 1930-1984;of counsel, Carrington, Sloman, Slocam & Blumenthal, Dallas, 1985-1986.


  • Bar: Texas 1927.


Trustee Leland Fikes Foundation, Dallas Symphony Foundation, 1980-1984. member Dallas County Heritage Society, chairman, 1978. Honorary trustee Heard Museum. Trustee, past chairman Friends of Dallas Public Library.

Honorary trustee Goals for Dallas. Trustee University Medical Center Inc. Fellow American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, American College Probate Counsel.

Member Southwestern Legal Foundation (former vice chairman, now honorary trustee), International Bar Association, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association (president 1959), World Association Lawyers, State Bar Texas, American Society International Law, American Judicature Society, Mexican Academy International Law, American Law Institute, International Academy Estate and Trust Law, Sons of the American Revolution, South Carolina.V., Military Order Stars and Bars, Chancellors, Order of Coif, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Delta. Clubs: Northwood, City, Idlewild, Petroleum, Shakespeare (honorary), Codrington (honorary). Lodges: Mason.


Married Sallie Bell Gaston, May 17, 1935. Children: Gertrude Gaston (Mistress Robert Bush Smither, Junior), Sallie Bell Flippen (Mistress Nowell E. Loop).

Charles Young Jackson

Kate Venable (Wood) Jackson

Sallie Bell Gaston

Gertrude Gaston (Mistress Robert Bush Smither Jackson

Junior) Jackson

Sallie Bell Flippen Jackson (Mistress Nowell E. Loop)