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Patrick John Jackson, American public relations counsel, editor, author, public speaker.


Jackson, Patrick John was born on September 5, 1932 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. Son of Ira William and Edythe Jane (Minnema) Jackson.


Student, Kenyon College, 1953. Master of Education, Antioch University, 1979.


Director sports publicity Kenyon College, 1951-1952. Reporter Grand Rapids Press, 1953-1954. Advertising director Beckley (West Virginia) newspapers Corporation, 1954-1955.

Vice president Jackson, King & Griffith, Waynesboro, Virginia, 1956-1959. Account executive Ruder & Finn, New York City, 1958. Senior counsel, co-founder Jackson, Jackson & Wagner, Exeter, New Hampshire, from 1959.

Editor Puerto Rico Reporter, from 1976, Who's Who in Public Relations, from 1976, Channels, from 1982. Adjunct professor public relations Boston University School Public Communication, 1973-1982. Visiting professor Universidad de Segrado Corazon, 1990, Hearst scholar Northern Iowa University, 1995.



Chairman Strafford-Rockingham Regional Council, 1977-1978. Chairman Southeastern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, 1976-1977. Member Governor's Committee on New Hampshire Future, 1978-1979.

Co-founder, legislation agent Environmental Coalition, 1972-1983. Member Governor's Committee on Forest Resources, 1981-1982. Founder, lobbyist Statewide Program of Action to Conserve our Environment, 1968-1993, director, since 1993.

Founder, director New Hampshire Environmental Foundation, since 1975. Director Granite State Public Radio. Managing trustee Richmond Realty Trust, since 1973.

Trustee Antioch University 1981-1988, First Amendment Congress, 1980-1998. Chairman New Hampshire Agriculture Task Force. Founder North America Public Relations Council, since 1980.

Founder, chairman Epping Planning Board, 1967-1972. President Seacoast Region Association, 1978-1982. Board directors New Hampshire Social Welfare Council, 1982-1985, Youth Communication, Inc., 1985-1993.

Member board visiting Defense Information School, 1984-1998, chairman, 1989-1998. Trustee International Business Communicators Foundation, 1991-1995, Public Relations Society of America Foundation, 1994-1998. Chairman public relations advisory board Ferris State University, since 1988.

Trustee Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, since 1994. Member advisory board Ball State University, Rowan University, Grand Valley State University, Antioch New England Graduate School. Fellow Public Relations Society of America (president New England chapter 1974-1975, national director 1976-1977, national secretary 1978, national president-elect 1979, president 1980, Lincoln award for public service 1978).

Member American Association Public Opinion Research, National School Public Relations Association (President award 1993), Organization Development Network, Canadian Public Relations Society, Arthur W. Page Society, International Association Business Communicators (member commission on public relations measurement and evaluation since 1999), Portsmouth Athanaeum, Delta Kappa Epsilon.


Children: Richard, Kevin, Pamela, Roberta, Jennie, Alexandra, Jeremy. Married Stacey E. Smith, 1995.

Ira William Jackson

Edythe Jane (Minnema) Jackson

Stacey E. Smith

Richard Jackson

Kevin Jackson

Pamela Jackson

Roberta Jackson

Jennie Jackson

Alexandra Jackson

Jeremy Jackson