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Past and Present of Livingston County
Volume 2. Biographies
by Major A. J. Roof. 1913
Walter Jackson is president of the Jackson University of Business at Chillicothe and one of the best known educators in this part of Missouri. His fine intellectual powers, his wide experience and his natural business ability make him ideally fitted for the management of the institution of which he is head, and the work he has done and is still accomplishing has won him a high place in commercial educational circles of the state. He was born in Livingston county, in September, 1877, and is a son of William H. and Catherine (Kessler) Jackson, both of whom reside in Jackson township.
In the acquirement of an education Walter Jackson attended the public schools of his native county and supplemented this by a course in two private normal schools. Upon his graduation from the second of these institutions he laid aside his books and at the age of eighteen began teaching in the Hosman district school, retaining his connection with it for four terms. At the end of that time he again identified himself with educational work as principal of the Chillicothe Washington school for seven years and thereafter worked as an advertising specialist. Recognizing, however, a broader field of usefulness in the promotion of business education, he founded the Jackson University of Business at Chillicothe, art institution of which he is president today. Under his able management this school has made a wonderful growth, drawing its pupils from all parts of Missouri and graduating them thoroughly trained in all business branches. The Jackson University of Business has now about one hundred students annually and its patronage is rapidly increasing, for the annual calls upon it for commercial teachers, bookkeepers and stenographers greatly exceed the entire enrollment.
In September, 1899, Mr. Jackson was united in marriage, in Chillicothe, to Miss Mayme Campbell, a daughter of Dr. J. R. and Harriet (Hale) Campbell. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have two children: Lee and John. Mr. Jackson is a democrat in his political views and fraternally is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America. Since the beginning of his active career he has been closely connected with school matters and has given much time and close study to his chosen line of work. In it he has won a success which is of broader significance than mere material prosperity, for he leaves the impress of his ability and personality upon commercial educational circles of the state.