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Shirley A. Jackson

Shirley A. JacksonAKA Shirley Ann Jackson

Born: 5-Aug-1946
Birthplace: Washington, DC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist, Business, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NRC Chairman, 1995-99

Father: George Jackson (postal supervisor)
Mother: Beatrice Jackson (social worker)
Husband: Morris A. Washington (physicist)
Son: Alan

    High School: Roosevelt High School, Washington, DC
    University: BS Physics, MIT (1968)
    University: PhD Theoretical Physics, MIT (1973)
    Professor: Physics, Rutgers University (1991-95)
    Administrator: Trustee, Georgetown University
    Administrator: President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1999-)

    Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (1995-99)
    Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents (2005-)
    Bell Laboratories Theoretical Physicist (1976-91)
    Member of the Board of AT&T (2001-?)
    Member of the Board of CoreStates Financial
    Member of the Board of FedEx
    Member of the Board of IBM (2005-)
    Member of the Board of KeyCorp
    Member of the Board of Marathon Oil (2000-)
    Member of the Board of Medtronic (2002-)
    Member of the Board of New York Stock Exchange
    Member of the Board of Public Service Enterprise Group (1987-95 and 2001-)
    Member of the Board of Sealed Air (1999-2003)
    Member of the Board of US Steel (2001-)
    Member of the Board of USX Corporation (2001)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science Chairman (2005)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Philosophical Society
    American Physical Society
    Brookings Institution Trustee
    Committee for Economic Development Trustee
    Council on Competitiveness Executive Committee
    Council on Foreign Relations
    FIRST Executive Advisory Board
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    National Academy of Engineering
    National Research Council
    Science Debate 2008
    Young Men's Christian Association Roxbury, MA
    Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
    Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1998
    Vannevar Bush Award 2007
    Risk Factors: Obesity


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