Chanute in Neosho County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jesse Lee Jackson
1917 - 2005
Jesse Lee Jackson was born on January 20, 1917, in Tennessee Colony, Texas. He moved with his family to Chanute at the age of 5. He graduated from Chanute High School and attended Chanute Junior College.
Jesse's dedication to our community was displayed by his service as city commissioner and his involvement in other organizations and church groups. Jesse served as a city oommissioner for 12 years and during that time served two terms as mayor.
He also served with the Community Corrections Committee, the Area Agency on Aging, was chairman of the Regional Planning Commission, president of the Alliance of Churches Christian League, served with the Chanute United Way, was chairman of the Human Relations Board and Adult Fellowship of Christian Athletes, was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in Washington, DC, a trustee on the Board of New Hope Baptist Church, a patron of Vashti Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star of the Blue Eagle Masonic Lodge and a valuable member of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce.
Dedicated August 26, 2011
Location. 37° 40.899′ N, 95° 26.944′ W. Marker is in Chanute, Kansas, in Neosho County. Marker is at the intersection Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 East Main Street, Chanute KS 66720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tioga Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Octave Chanute (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thoughts on a Successful Flying Machine (approx. 0.2 miles away); Octave Chanute: Engineer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Octave Chanute and the Founding of the Town of Chanute (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Flight Into History (approx. 0.2 miles away); Octave Chanute and "The Problem of The Ages" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chanute.
Also see . . .
1. 2007 Jesse Jackson Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Recap. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Chanute, Kansas Official Site. (Submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • African Americans • Charity & Public Work •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.