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Leroy W. Jackson, Jr.

Born on 8-22-1921. He was born in Richmond, VA. He was accomplished in the area of Community. He later died on 8-1-1990.
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Leroy Jackson Jr. was active in Erie County politics and civic organizations. He was a native of Richmond, Virginia. His parents were Leroy W., Sr. and Josephine Jackson.

He worked at American Standard from 1940 to 1941 and at Buffalo Arms from 1941 to 1943. From 1943 to 1946 he served as a radar operator for the US Marine Corps, 151st Defense Battalion. During his enlistment, he served in the Ellice and Marshall Islands. After his discharge from the military, he worked at Harrison Radiator from 1946 to 1980 when he retired. He was a member of United Auto Workers' Retirees Local 634.

In the late 60s and early 70s he served on two joint state legislative committees on migrant labor He also served on the Buffalo Zoning Board of Appeals from 1979 to 1981. He was a former chairman of the 11th Zone Democratic committee and former president of Democrats Unlimited. He was a member of the Erie County Democratic Executive Committee, the Ross Freeman Democratic Club and the Coalition for a Better Buffalo.

Jackson was active with Child & Family Services of Erie County, Operation PUSH, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Niagara Frontier Association for Sickle Cell Disease, American Legion Bennett Wells Post 1780 and Triad Housing Corporation.

He served on the board of directors of the Buffalo chapter of the National Caucus and Center for Black Aged. He was chairman of the Senior Citizens Committee at William Street, a member of the NAACP, the Buffalo Urban League, the Buffalo Negro Scholarship Foundation, the Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier and numerous other organizations. He was active with the youth of Buffalo also teaching tennis and badminton at the old Urban League building. He was president of the Johnson C. Wells Tennis club. He also served on the Youth Committee of the old Michigan Avenue YMCA and as its representative to the Weona Camps Committee. He was the Ellicott District Boy Scout commissioner.

He was married to the former Lillian Lewis and the couple ad a daughter, Cynthia Jackson McScheeters and a son, Leroy W. III.