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Glenn Jackson

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Glenn L. Jackson (nickname "Mr. Oregon";April 27, 1902 – June 20, 1980) was a businessman in the U.S. state of Oregon, and an influential transportation planner in the state. He made a strong mark on the state as a 20-year member, and later chair, of the Oregon State Highway Commission, later known as the Oregon Transportation Commission. He was initially appointed to the commission by Governor Mark Hatfield in 1959. He became chair in 1962, and was reappointed by Governors Tom McCall and Robert Straub. Jackson directed the planning and construction of 700 miles of freeway and more than 800 bridges including the Fremont, Astoria–Megler, and Marquam bridges. Glenn Jackson was born to William L. and Minnie Jackson, in Albany, Oregon on April 27, 1902. His Father came to Oregon in 1877. His Mother was a native of Oregon, born on a donation land claim in Yamhill County, Oregon in 1872. While teaching Mr. and Mrs. Jackson met, bot
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