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Dr. Julien Dabney Jackson

Calvary Cemetery
Section 26, Block 26, Lot 0, Space 182
(April 22nd, 1890 - August 15th, 1957)

 Dr. Julien Debney Jackson picture  Dr. Julien Debney Jackson in his WW2 flight suit picture

Dr. Julien Jackson was born in Richmond, Virginia. After graduating from Virginia Union University, he earned his medical degree from Howard University. He began his 48 year medical career in Richmond. After practicing medicine in Hampton, he moved to Norfolk. In Norfolk, he helped to found Norfolk Community Hospital, a facility to serve Norfolk’s African-American community. It was originally located in a wooden building on Rugby Street. Dr. Jackson served as chief of the X-ray department.

He was married to Janie B. Jackson. Their home was located at 2925 Broad Creek Road. They had two sons, Hugh and Julien Jr. During World War II, Hugh served in Italy with the 366th Infantry Regiment. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star. Julien Jr, was awarded his wings as a fighter pilot after graduating from Tuskegee Army Air Field in October of 1945.

Dr. Julien Jackson Dies; Helped Found Hospital
New Journal and Guide (1916-2003); Aug 24, 1957;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. 14

Get Bronze Star And Wings
New Journal and Guide (1921-2003); Oct 27, 1945;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003)
pg. C1

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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