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Sir Cyril Jackson (6 February 1863 - 3 September 1924) was a barrister, educationist and politician.

Educated at the Charterhouse School and the University of Oxford, Jackson graduated in 1885 and worked at Toynbee Hall. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple. He was elected to the London School Board in 1891 representing Tower Hamlets. He resigned from the LSB in November 1896 when he was appointed Inspector-General of Schools in Western Australia.

In 1903 he returned to England, and became Chief Inspector to the Board of Education until 1906.

In 1907 he was elected to the London County Council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing Tower Hamlets, Limehouse. Re-elected in 1910, he lost his seat at the 1913 council election. He was able to remain a member as an alderman however. From 1911-15 he led the majority Municipal Reform group on the council. He was Chairman of the County Council for 1915-16 after which he resigned from the council. He was created a Knight Commander of the British Empire in 1917.

He returned to the county council as an alderman from 1919 until his death. He represented the LCC as a member of the Port of London Authority in 1915–16 and 1919.

Various publications and articles.

Articles in Who’s Who, Kelly’s. Wikipedia page [1].

Cyril Jackson Primary School is named after him [2] and [3].

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