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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 2, 2009
Cornelius Andrew Jackson, a retired Maryland Transit Administration mechanic who was active in his church, died July 25 of complications from dementia at his son's Rosedale home. He was 74. Mr. Jackson was born and raised in Green Bay, Va., where he graduated from high school. After moving to Turners Station, Mr. Jackson worked as a cook at the old City Hospitals, now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, for more than 20 years. He also had been a part-time security guard at Fort Holabird.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | August 2, 2009
Cornelius Andrew Jackson, a retired Maryland Transit Administration mechanic who was active in his church, died July 25 of complications from dementia at his son's Rosedale home. He was 74. Mr. Jackson was born and raised in Green Bay, Va., where he graduated from high school. After moving to Turners Station, Mr. Jackson worked as a cook at the old City Hospitals, now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, for more than 20 years. He also had been a part-time security guard at Fort Holabird.
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By Peter Kumpa | November 19, 1990
ON JAN. 30, 1835, President Andrew Jackson attended a funeral for Congressman Warren Davis of South Carolina in the chamber of the House of Representatives at the Capitol. The chaplain's sermon doted on the uncertainty of life, particularly for the aged. An English visitor thought the president, a weary 67, didn't look well. "There sat the gray-haired president looking scarcely able to go through this ceremonial," Harriet Martineau wrote.Jackson had been furious over French failure to honor treaty commitments and pay the first installment on American claims going back to Napoleon.
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January 22, 2009
On January 16, 2009; son of the late Albert Dixon and Lillian Simpson; beloved and adored husband of Jo Anna Blue Simpson; loving Father of Joan Jackson, Gerald Simpson, Jr., Lillian Buster and Jacqueline Proctor. Dedicated step father to Jonathan, Jermy and Janell McDougal; grandchildren and step grandchildren, Andrew Jackson, Kevin and Sean Simpson, Julian, Jasmin and Justin McDougal and great grandchildren. On today, Mr. Simpson will lie instate at Vaughn C. Greene West Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 10:30 A.M. with services to follow.
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By DONALD B. COLE and DONALD B. COLE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2005
ANDREW JACKSON: HIS LIFE AND TIMES H.W. Brands Doubleday / 640 pages For Andrew Jackson, life was always a struggle: to survive the loss of his father andmother, tomake a career in the West, to crush the Creek Indians, to defend New Orleans, to oust the Spanish and, finally, to win the presidency and defend his administration. A sensitive, short-tempered man of honor, Jackson imagined slights, manufactured enemies and challengedmen to duels. He sometimes found enemies on his own side.
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By Anna Griffin and Anna Griffin,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 17, 2001
ALMA, N.C. - To residents of Charlotte, N.C., the signs proclaiming U.S. 74 as the "Andrew Jackson Highway" are just more blurs on the road to the shore. But to certain residents of southeastern North Carolina, they're an insult, akin to putting Sherman's name on a highway through Atlanta or Adolf Hitler's on the road past the National Holocaust Museum in Washington. What started several decades ago as a grass-roots push among a few Native American activists has turned into a full-scale drive to remove the seventh president's name from U.S. 74, or at least from the stretch that runs through counties with high concentrations of Native Americans, including Scotland, Robeson and Columbus.
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By JONATHAN WEISMAN and JONATHAN WEISMAN,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 5, 2000
WASHINGTON - In the summer of 1932, a young advertising executive in New York decided to put his novel market research methods to the test to learn whether Iowans would elect his mother-in-law as their state's first female secretary of state. Because no Democrat had been elected to a high office in Iowa since the Civil War, few people took much notice when George Gallup predicted victory for Ola Babcock Miller - until she won. It was not exactly the birth of modern polling in politics - that took almost 30 more years - but Gallup's Iowa poll was a landmark, the first scientific political survey.
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March 20, 2003
On March 14, 2003 JAMES devoted father of Jay Jackson; loving brother of Andrew Jackson, Sarah Cureton and Ann Cooper. Also survived by two grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at theCHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 5240 Reisterstown Road Thursday 12 noon to 8 p.m. The family will receive friends at the above chapel Friday 10:30 a.m. Funeral services will begin 11 a.m. Interment Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery.
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By Julia Keller | October 28, 1999
NOW THAT the giggles have simmered down, perhaps we can take a moment to ask just what's so funny and/or outlandish about a potential slate of presidential candidates that includes Warren Beatty, Jesse Ventura and Donald Trump.Sure, I know the drill: Anyone of a serious turn of mind is supposed to get all itchy and outraged -- or else amused and dismissive -- about this purportedly whimsical turn in U.S. politics. We're supposed to rail against the silliness, the lack of appropriate gravity toward our government.
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August 2, 2005
On July 29, 2005; MARY ALICE JACKSON; beloved mother of Edna Taylor, Marie Mlela (Festo), Andrew Jackson (Brenda); Edward Jackson, Jr. (Lois) and James Jackson. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends On Tuesday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson Avenue from 4 to 8 P.M. On Wednesday, Mrs. Jackson will lie instate at St. William of York, 600 Cooks Lane, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M. with services to follow.
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By Daniel Feller | January 30, 2007
A line from Andrew Jackson has been making the rounds lately: "One man with courage makes a majority." This aphorism is today known as Jackson's most famous saying. It adorns T-shirts, mugs and posters. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Christian Coalition invoke it. Politicians repeat it endlessly, including, recently, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. But did Jackson really say it? Curiously, although everyone has heard it quoted from him and therefore "knows" that he said it, no one can pinpoint when or where.
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By DONALD B. COLE and DONALD B. COLE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 23, 2005
ANDREW JACKSON: HIS LIFE AND TIMES H.W. Brands Doubleday / 640 pages For Andrew Jackson, life was always a struggle: to survive the loss of his father andmother, tomake a career in the West, to crush the Creek Indians, to defend New Orleans, to oust the Spanish and, finally, to win the presidency and defend his administration. A sensitive, short-tempered man of honor, Jackson imagined slights, manufactured enemies and challengedmen to duels. He sometimes found enemies on his own side.
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September 6, 2005
On September 4, 2005, DAVID GEORGE JACKSON, 42; beloved husband of Susan A. (Nee Hall); devoted father of Zachary, Anthony and Andrew Jackson; loving son of Geraldine R. and the late George C. Jackson; dear brother of Sharon Eff and Debbie Demopoulos. David is a 1981 graduate of Dundalk High School and partner/owner of Davis & Holt Electric Company. He was a dedicated coach of the Mud Hens baseball team and MVP of the Angle Inn over 35 softball team. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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August 2, 2005
On July 29, 2005; MARY ALICE JACKSON; beloved mother of Edna Taylor, Marie Mlela (Festo), Andrew Jackson (Brenda); Edward Jackson, Jr. (Lois) and James Jackson. She is also survived by a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other loving relatives and friends On Tuesday, friends may call at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES, 4101 Edmondson Avenue from 4 to 8 P.M. On Wednesday, Mrs. Jackson will lie instate at St. William of York, 600 Cooks Lane, where the family will receive friends from 10:30 to 11 A.M. with services to follow.
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December 7, 2003
Andrew Leon Jackson, a retired postal worker and a dedicated hospital volunteer, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Sinai Hospital. He was 79 and had lived for more than 50 years on West Saratoga Street. He was born in Baltimore and attended city schools. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 in the 197th Port Company in Hawaii, where he was a corporal. He served from 1946 to 1949 in the Army Reserve. Mr. Jackson worked for 42 years for the U.S. Postal Service, most of the time in customer service at the main post office in Baltimore.
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By Julia Furlong and Meredith James and Julia Furlong and Meredith James,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2003
It will still be a twenty, a double-sawbuck, an Andrew Jackson. But don't call it a greenback anymore. Like those hapless men on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, old Andy is getting a makeover. Starting tomorrow, the Federal Reserve will begin circulating new, revamped $20 bills featuring an unframed but still stern-looking Jackson floating amid shades of soft blue, green and peach. Not just making Jackson more fashionable, though, the aim of the makeover is to deter counterfeiting, so along with his new color scheme, his bill features a new watermark and security thread.
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September 6, 2005
On September 4, 2005, DAVID GEORGE JACKSON, 42; beloved husband of Susan A. (Nee Hall); devoted father of Zachary, Anthony and Andrew Jackson; loving son of Geraldine R. and the late George C. Jackson; dear brother of Sharon Eff and Debbie Demopoulos. David is a 1981 graduate of Dundalk High School and partner/owner of Davis & Holt Electric Company. He was a dedicated coach of the Mud Hens baseball team and MVP of the Angle Inn over 35 softball team. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
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By Tom Linthicum and By Tom Linthicum,Special to the Sun | February 9, 2003
The Passions of Andrew Jackson, by Andrew Burstein. Alfred A. Knopf. 320 pages. $25. Andrew Jackson is a compelling historical figure whose life reads like a soap opera, replete with violence, betrayal, scandal, intrigue, heroism and great achievements. Frequently listed among the great American presidents, he is an enduring political figure whose name is often mentioned in the same breath as that of Thomas Jefferson. Andrew Burstein is a history professor at the University of Tulsa who has established himself as an epistolary detective, student of language and historical psychoanalyst in three previous books: Sentimental Democracy, The Inner Jefferson and America's Jubilee.
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By Joseph R.L. Sterne and Joseph R.L. Sterne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 3, 2003
Up in the celestial precincts where the buck stops somewhat higher than the U.S. presidency, Harry S. Truman must be ruminating over Gen. Wesley K. Clark's decision to run for the White House. Ruminating? That might be too neutral a word for the scrappy man from Missouri. As was the case about most things in the universe, Truman had strong feelings about generals and especially generals adventurous enough to puff themselves into politics. But as a guy who liked to shoot fast from the hip, our 29th president had his contradictions - some of them quite vivid.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 10, 2003
The buildings at Terra Rubra, the Carroll County homestead that was the birthplace of Francis Scott Key, are being opened to the public for the first time in decades. New owner William F. Chaney is opening the freshly renovated home for public tours today and the next two Sundays. "I - my sons and I - own the home, but I really feel like it belongs to the county and the state and the country," said Chaney, a retired banker, stockbroker, insurance executive and history enthusiast who bought the property in northwest Carroll County for $1.3 million last fall.
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