Bio of Jackson patriarch to be presented to MARC

Dr. Arthur Anthony Jackson Sr. spent 30 years researching the life of his grandfather, Arthur William Jackson, and wrote his biography, which includes details of his life in Guam and the relationships he built here.

Jackson will present a copy of his book, Biography of Arthur W. Jackson 1880-1961: An American Pioneer in Guam, to the University of Guam’s R.F.T. Micronesian Area Research Center on June 19 at 2pm on the second floor of the MARC offices at University of Guam.  

“These pages will inform you of life during different eras of history. They will amuse you with the life experiences that evolved over multiple generations. They will keep you in suspense as you read about the traumatic events associated with the devastation brought on by war and the hope nurtured with the re-establishment of peace. They hold still, moments strewn across decades of time. They embrace emotions borne by those whose life experiences were raw and exposed,” writes the author’s niece, Dr. Lilli Ann Perez, in her foreword. “This text will add to Guam’s genealogical data and to information on social supports, and surviving historical trauma.” 

The community is invited to the presentation to meet Jackson and learn more about the book and his journey of discovery while writing it.

Jackson will also take book orders at the presentation and will make the book available by “print-on-demand.” After the presentation, the MARC will make a copy available in its collection for members of the community to access. 

Jackson is a former faculty member of UOG and served as director of Financial Aid and for a brief period, as acting vice president of Student Life. He retired in the summer of 2003. (PR)

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