Windsor

Cecil E. Jackson

Today we put a face to a name, and take a look at Cecil E. Jackson, the 17th mayor of Windsor.

Cecil Jackson served as mayor for four, one year terms, from 1927-1930, and is the namesake of Jackson Park at Tecumseh and Ouellette. He oversaw some of the biggest boom years in Windsor’s History, and was mayor through both the opening of the Ambassador Bridge and The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

Jackson was born in 1872, and moved to Windsor at the age of 14 from Port Burwell. He was first elected to council as an alderman in 1904, and served in that capacity until 1926. He was elected mayor in 1927, and served through the end of 1930. He was then elected a school board trustee in 1931 and 1932, before losing in 1933, ending a 28 year career in municipal politics. Jackson passed away in 1956.

Related posts
DetroitOld Newspaper StoriesWindsor

The First Fireworks - 1959

Lost WindsorOld PhotographsWindsor

Wyandotte & Glengarry - Then & Now

Windsor

4195 Seminole - Former Caribbean Centre

UnbuiltWindsor

Canada Square - 1965

Recent Comments:

  • Simonne Dionne on St. Edmond: “I went to school there too. Back in 1958 to 1962. I remember mlle Renaud great teacher, M. Benoit Marier.…Aug 3, 16:51
  • Mike on Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1: “David, I have been waiting for Ken to respond. I’m sorry I don’t have his contact info.Jul 19, 21:25
  • Carolyn Hansen-Henderson on Dominion Forge: “My Dad, Gunnar Hansen worked at Dominion Forge and Stamping Company Ltd (was one name change while he worked there)…Jul 17, 18:48
  • MikeDD on Bridge Tavern – 2007: “One night, I was in there one night with a friend. Bill Lee, former MLB pitcher (Boston and then the…Jul 8, 22:02
  • David L Head on Canadian Bridge Company – Part 1: “I would like to contact Ken Smith in regards to seeking information about the Canadian Bridge Company. Please share my…Jul 5, 18:44

8 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.