Malden Arts Mondays - Week of July 13 Activity
photo courtesy Malden Historical Society
Herbert Loring Jackson (Born October 20, 1908 + Died September 6, 1978)
Herbert Jackson was the son of former slaves from Georgia + was elected the first African American City Councillor-at-Large of Malden from 1965 to 1975. He had served previously as a State House Representative in the 20th century, serving from 1950 to 1954, serving as a public servant for 30 years. His daughter remembers her father as someone who loved to surround himself with people.
“Dad was always a people person. He had a very unique ability to remember an individual’s name as well as details about their family and greeted everyone with a warm smile and handshake.”
Daughter: Lee Van Allen
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