Honoring 100th anniversary of Scoop Jackson’s birth

Free public events are planned Wednesday and Thursday to commemorate Henry M. Jackson’s life in Everett and his legacy in Congress.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: University of Washington President Michael Young is scheduled to deliver the Henry M. Jackson/William Van Ness Jr. Lecture on Leadership in Kane Hall 220 on the university campus. Call 206-682-8565 to reserve a seat.

Thursday, 1:30 p.m.: Rededication of the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St. Event includes unveiling of a sculpture of Jackson to be displayed in the center. Free parking in Lot B on the main campus.

4 p.m.: Jackson Centennial Celebration in Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena, 2000 Hewitt Ave. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Speakers include Jackson’s daughter, Anna Marie Laurence; his son, Peter Jackson; and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Click here to see a gallery of photos from Jackson’s life and career.

Recently on HeraldNet:

As prosecutor, Scoop Jackson showed his mettle: Jackson’s years as a prosecuting attorney were remembered on Memorial Day.

Scoop Jackson never forgot his roots: Jackson’s son Peter on the shared history of the man and his city.

Scoop’s nickname was just one of his ties to paper: Our “Here at The Herald” column on his connections to The Herald.

Everett park puts Scoop Jackson in his rightful place: A bust of Jackson was recently dedicated at Grand Avenue Park in Everett.

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