Maynard Jackson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Maynard Jackson

American politician and attorney

Date of Birth: 23-Mar-1938

Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas, United States

Date of Death: 23-Jun-2003

Profession: politician

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Maynard Jackson

  • Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr.
  • (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician and attorney from Georgia, a member of the Democratic Party, and elected in 1973 at the age of 35 as the first black mayor of Atlanta, Georgia and of any major city in the South.
  • He served three terms (1974–1982, 1990–1994), making him the second longest-serving mayor of Atlanta, after six-term mayor (1937–1941, 1942–1962) William B.
  • Hartsfield. He is notable also for public works projects, primarily the new Maynard H.
  • Jackson International terminal at the Atlanta airport, and for greatly increasing minority business participation in the city.
  • After his death, the William B.
  • Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport was re-named Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to honor his service to the expansion of the airport, the city and its people.

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