Dr. Jackson began his practice in medicine in April 1944 in East St. Louis, IL. Because of his intellect and high regard for mankind, he courageously served as a senior surgeon for Homer G. Phillips, St. Mary’s, Christian Welfare, and Centreville Township Hospitals. His professionalism and skill in his field quickly initiated him into teaching capacity training and developing student nurse, interns and residents in fractures and orthopedic specialties at St. Mary’s Infirmary and Homer G. Phillips Hospital.
Dr. Jackson formally served as an active member in the following social and civic organizations: Basileus of Upsilon Omega Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity of St. Louis, MO; Nu Chi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. East St. Louis, IL; President of Phi Chapter of Chi Delta Mu Fraternity, Inc. (composed of outstanding physicians, dentists, and pharmacists of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area); Joppa Lodge # 79; Tyree Consistory #64; Shriner’s of Aahmes Temple #234; East St. Louis Anniversary Club; National Association of Colored People (NAACP); Board of Directors of the Boys Club of ESL; District Member of the Mississippi Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America; ESL Chamber of Commerce; Illinois Commission on Children; ESL Planning Commission; ESL Chapter of the American Red Cross; Illinois Children’s Home and Aid Society; United Fund of ESL; Mayor Alvin G. Field’s Human Relations Committee; Charter member of the Southwestern Council for Higher Education for Southern Illinois University (SIU), located at Edwardsville, IL (member of the pilot committee that was successful in getting the St. Clair-Madison County branch of SIU); Second Vice President of the Board of Directors of Radio Station WESL, East St. Louis, IL.; one of two delegates from St. Clair County to President Eisenhower’s White House Conference on Youth in 1960 in Washington, D.C.; 18 years as a member of the Board of Education, School District #189 East St. Louis, IL (serving 3 years as President); and Chief of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Arthur M. Jackson, Jr.
3/29/1915 – 3/3/1975
Dr Arthur M. Jackson Jr. MD an unsung hero, patrician and honor for East St. Louis.
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