John Beard Jackson (1845-1908)

John Beard Jackson
John B. Jackson

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John B. Jackson Jackson, "one of the best known men of Pittsburgh," served in many roles including: President of the Fidelity Title and Trust Company, former President of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the State Bankers' Association. He dedicated his life to making Pittsburgh greater through his service and philanthropy. Jackson died after being thrown from his horse. After his death, a great number articles paid heartfelt tribute to him and his loss was mourned by many. He was known for his honesty, character, modesty and integrity.

"It has been truly said of him: there are few, if any, men in this community whose life came in touch with so many in varied interests and would be so greatly missed." The Pittsburgh Daily Post, November 1908

"News of the tragic death of John B. Jackson will come as a severe shock to a large portion of the community in which for so many years he had held a high position of honor and trust. His unblemished record in the world of business, where his name was a synonym for honesty, his devotion to the interests confided to his care, the integrity of his private life, his active association with all public-spirited enterprises for the upbuilding of the community, and his well known benevolence, which found expression in gifts of his time and valuable advice as well as money, all these qualities of mind and heart endeared him in an unusual degree not only to those who were his intimate associates in his wide sphere of activities, but to many who knew him simply by reputation." Pittsburgh Post Gazette, November 1908

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