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Broadcast executive

Richard Seymour Jackson was American broadcast executive. Receipient of the Grasshopper award Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1973.


Jackson, Richard Seymour was born on December 16, 1915 in Brooklyn. Son of G. Harry and Mae Vera (Clark) Jackson.


AB, Dartmouth College, 1939.


Salesmen, E.T. Sullebarger Company. New York City, 1939-1940;executive trainee, Aetna Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut, 1940-1942;freelance cartoonist, 1946-1947;comic artist, assistant editor, King Features Syndicate, 1947-1948;director special events, Station WAVE-television, Louisville, 1949-1951;assistant radio, television director, J.M. Mathes Advertising Agency, New York City, 1951-1957;vice president radio and television department, J.M. Mathes Advertising Agency, New York City, 1957-1959;public radio sales, Robert L. Jennings Associations, Inc., New York City, 1959-1960;producer, Jerry Johnston Associations, New York City, 1960-1962;principal, WBEC, Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1961-1981. Chairman national nominating committee Associated Press Radio-television Association, 1963.


Active trust committee Pittsfield National Bank (merged with Bank of Boston), 1966-1984, board directors, 1964-1984, member discount committee, 1964-1974, 80-84, chairman advising committee, 1975-1980, chairman audit committee, 1976-1980. Trustee South Mountain Association, 1968-1997, vice president, 1977-1997, president, 1975-1976. Board directors Berkshirechpt.

Recording for the Blind, 1980-1991, national organization board 1986-1987, Chairman of the Board, 1984-1989, chairman finance committee, 1982-1984, honorary trustee, since 1991. Member various Massachusetts and Greenwich (Connecticut) civic organizations in the past Lieutenant United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member York Golf and Tennis Club, Lenox Club, Augemticus Yacht Club, York Harbor Reading Rm (Board of Governors 1991-1994).

Club: The Moorings Club (Vero Beach, Florida).


Married Mary French Mathes. Children: Richard S. Junior, Mary French Jackson Werbe, James M.

G. Harry Jackson

Mae Vera (Clark) Jackson

Mary French Mathes

Richard S. Junior Jackson

Mary French Jackson Werbe Jackson

James M. Jackson