Arthur W. Jackson
Arthur W. Jackson served as 12th Mayor of Windsor, from 1915-1916.
Arthur W. Jackson was Windsor’s first industrial commissioner, and was instrumental in establishing the first factory district and persuading several industries to settle here. In 1912 he resigned as commissioner to run for council, and was subsequently elected Ward 4 alderman. In December of 1914 he entered his first mayoralty race, defeating veteran politicians Charles R. Tuson and P.M Keogh to become mayor of Windsor. In his inaugural speech as mayor he voiced his desire for the members and council of the board of trade to cooperate with Windsor city council in working for a bigger and better Windsor. He was appointed for a second term in 1916, and retired from politics in 1917 to return to his career in printing. He was not related to Cecil E. Jackson, a later mayor of Windsor for whom Jackson Park is named after.
Arthur W. Jackson was born in Ailsa Craig, Ontario (North Middlesex). He began his career as a school teacher in Wallaceburg, and later entered newspaper work holding jobs in St. Thomas, London, and Stratford, eventually making his way to Windsor and working as the Windsor correspondent for the Detroit Free Press. After being elected Ward 4 alderman, Jackson took a leave from newspaper work to open a real estate business that was prosperous for several years. After serving two terms as mayor of Windsor, Jackson retired from politics to devote his full attention back to his printing business. He passed away in 1956 at the age of 78.
Do You Want a Full Time Mayor? The Evening Record. December 15, 1914.
Former Mayor Dies at 78. Windsor Daily Star, May 18, 1956.
Mayor Jackson gets second term by acclamation. The Evening Record. December 27, 1915.
Mayor Jackson in Maiden Speech. The Evening Record. January 8, 1915.