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William Spencer Jackson Edit Profile

newspaper editor and publishing executive

William Spencer Jackson, American newspaper editor and publishing executive. Recipient Keystone Press award Pennsylvania Newspaper Publications Association, 1963, Ben Franklin award (silver) Delaware Valley Printers Association, 1972, Neographics award (silver), 1973.


Jackson, William Spencer was born on September 4, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Kitson and Mary Alice (Thompson) Jackson.


Bachelor of Science in Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1961. Postgraduate, Pennsylvania State University, 1962.


Assistant engineer, Engine Test Laboratory, Engineer Research & Development laboratories, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1956;electronics project expediter, Melpar Electronics, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia, 1957;editor, The Union County Journal, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1961-1962;managing editor publications, Corning (New York) Glass Works, 1962-1963;head public relations and publications department division broadcasting, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1963-1967;chief account executive, Barash Advertising, State College, Pennsylvania, 1967-1968;publisher and managing editor, then contributing editor, Bulb Horn, Boston, 1978-1980, 80-;publisher, The Chronicle, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, 1980-1982;president and editor, The Sun, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, since 1970;editor, Timberwolf Howl, New York City, since 1990. Instructor journalism Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, 1975.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Antique Automobile magazine, 1962-1970. Contributing editor Competition Press and Autoweek, 1964-1968. Vintage car editor World Car Guide, 1964-1968.

      Editor The Classic Car, 1970-1973. Author: The Lincoln Continental, 1940-1948, 1967, The American Car Since 1775, 1971, Rolling Sculpture (with Gordon M. Buehrig), 1975. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Board directors, president Hummelstown Community Library., 1975-1980. Board directors Dauphin County Library. System, 1978-1980, South Central Educational Broadcast Council (WITF-television and WITF-FM), 1976-1980.

Chairman Lower Dauphin County Tri-County United Fund, 1972-1974. President board trustees Hershey (Pennsylvania) Public Library., since 1990. With United States Army,1957-1963.

Member National Rifle Association, International Motor Press Association, Guild of Motoring Writers (England) Society Automotive Historians (board directors and treasurer 1974-1978), Society for Vehicle Preservation, National Knife Collectors Association, Central Pennsylvania Antique Arms Association, Hershey Italian Lodge, Hummelstown Field and Stream Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Friends of Hershey Public Library., Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Rho Tau Sigma, Alpha Delta Sigma.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: antique automobile collecting, military history collecting.


Married Rosemary Keating, September 3, 1960. Children: William Kitson II, Tracy Keating.

William Kitson Jackson

Mary Alice (Thompson) Jackson

Rosemary Keating

William Kitson II Jackson

Tracy Keating Jackson