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Art Jackson

Full name: Arthur Charles "Art" Jackson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: May 15, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 2015 in Concord, New Hampshire, United States
Affiliations: U.S. Aggies Rifle and Pistol Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

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.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS PP KP SP H
1948 Summer 30 London Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,067 369 356 342 120

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH SP KP PP R1P R2P R3P R4P
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,155 54 371 385 399
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Final Standings 1,153 371 387 395
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Prone 395 98 100 98 99
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Kneeling 387 96 98 98 95
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Standing 371 95 94 90 92

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS CH R1P R2P R3P R4P R5P R6P
1952 Summer 34 Helsinki Shooting United States USA Final Standings 399 28 100 100 99 100
1956 Summer 38 Melbourne Shooting United States USA Final Standings 593 97 100 99 99 99 99
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