Former State Revenue Commissioner Dies at 92

Former Nashville lawyer Donald William Jackson died Aug. 23 at the age of 92 in Seattle. A graduate of the Nashville School of Law, Jackson led the Tennessee Taxpayers Association, a pro-business lobbying organization from 1959 to 1983. He also served as state commissioner of revenue and then as commissioner of finance and administration under then-Gov. Lamar Alexander from 1984 to 1987. Following his wife’s death in 2009, he moved to Seattle to be closer to family. Donations in honor of Jackson’s life may be made to Friends of Radnor Lake. The Tennessean has more on his life.