H.R. No. 876
         WHEREAS, Dr. Jere Langdon Jackson retired from the
  Nacogdoches County Historical Commission on December 31, 2012,
  concluding an outstanding tenure of more than four decades with
  that worthy organization; and
         WHEREAS, Appointed to the commission in 1972, Dr. Jackson was
  tapped to serve as chair of the group just four years later; he
  continued to lead the commission for over 35 years, until 2008, and
  during that time, he was instrumental in securing some 50
  historical markers, which were installed at various sites around
  the county; and
         WHEREAS, A historian by profession, this esteemed Texan
  joined the faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1970; he
  teaches local and public history, among other subjects, and has
  served as director of the East Texas Research Center and as the
  official university historian; early in his career, he received an
  appointment to the first City of Nacogdoches Zoning Board, and
  while working with that body, he authored historic overlay
  ordinances for the community; and
         WHEREAS, In 1976, Dr. Jackson was honored with the Governor's
  Special Service Award in the field of historic preservation; he has
  since received numerous other honors for his professional
  accomplishments, including designation as SFA Professor of the
  Year, Outstanding Teacher of the Year in Liberal Arts, and Regents
  Professor of History; and
         WHEREAS, Through his dedicated stewardship, Dr. Jere Jackson
  has played a vital role in preserving the rich heritage of
  Nacogdoches County for future generations of Texans, and he may
  indeed reflect with pride on all he has done to promote awareness of
  the people, institutions, and varied forces that have shaped the
  county that area residents call home today; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Dr. Jere Langdon Jackson for his 43 years
  of service on the Nacogdoches County Historical Commission and
  extend to him sincere best wishes for continued success and
  happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Jackson as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 876 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House