Howard W. Jackson

Term: 1923 to 1927; 1931 to 1943 No individual has been Baltimore's mayor longer than Howard W. Jackson, who served a total of 16 years, from 1923 to 1927, and again from 1931 to 1943. He overcame a drinking problem while out of office from 1927 until being reelected in 1931. He was credited with having an extraordinary memory, and at his death in 1960, The Baltimore Sun said he was reputed to have known more people in the city by name "than any other Baltimorean ... He even knows the number of pipes under city streets." Major achievements during his years in office include construction of the Municipal Museum; the War Memorial; the completion of the Orleans Street Viaduct; the widening of Fayette Street; the Howard Street extension and bridge over the Pennsylvania and Baltimore & Ohio railroads; the construction of many schools including City College, and Eastern and Western high schools; extension of the city water system and improved city streets. He was 83 when he died in 1960, and was interred at Lorraine Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Woodlawn. Pictured: Left to Right: Howard W. Jackson, Duchess of Windsor and Duke of Windsor in 1941
Robert F. Kniesche, Baltimore Sun
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