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.