Arthur Charles JACKSON

United States of America USA

Shooting

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1918
Olympic Results

Biography

Arthur Charles JACKSON

Art Jackson worked for the Sperry Gyroscope Company after high school but enrolled in the US Army Air Corps in 1943. He served in Japan after the occupation and remained in the Air Force Reserves until 1971. He later studied photography and worked in the photography department at the Pratt Institute in New York. In 1951 Jackson was recruited by the newly formed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and spent the remainder of his career in the CIA Office of Technical Service. His foreign postings with the CIA took him to Germany, Taiwan, Japan (Okinawa), Panama, and nearly every country in Western Europe. Jackson retired from the CIA in 1974.

At the 1949 World Championships in Buenos Aires and the 1952 Worlds in Oslo, Jackson won the English match with a world record both times. He was thus one of the favorites in 1952, but one miss out of 400 cost him the gold medal and he finished third. Jackson had an excellent record at the 1951 and 1955 Pan American Games, winning seven gold medals (four individual), one silver, and one bronze. Jackson continued to shoot successfully at the regional, national, and international levels well into his 70s, and in 1999, he was inducted into the US International Shooting Hall of Fame.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#31
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#12
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Helsinki 1952

B
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres Shooting
#12
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres
Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres Shooting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

#16
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres
Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres Shooting