PROFILE: Robert E. Jackson was born Marcy 27, 1914 in Leavenworth, Kansas. His active involvement in the greyhound industry began in 1936. The only break in Jackson’s career from 1936 until his retirement in 1979 came during WW II, he served from 1943-1945 as one of “Merrill’s Marauders”. Robert Jackson was added to the PIONEER section in 1985.

HISTORY: ROBERT Jackson went to the racetrack at age 22 upon the urging of his Uncle Jim. Says Jackson,” Uncle Jim Jackson sent me to the dog track in 1936 with Lawrence Freeman, to learn the business. The next year I went to work for George Lippold while he had the fine “BREEZE” dogs.” After six years with Lippold, Jackson went to work for R.K. Hutchings. Then in 1952 Robert Jackson began working for Sonny Alderson and stayed for 27 years until his retirement in 1979.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Robert Jackson handled a long list of fine racing greyhounds. The list includes HOLY BROTHER, MY FRIEND LOU, AND THEN SOME, CACTUS LONESOME and PRESIDENT ELECT.