Jackson, Robert H.

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Jackson, Robert H. Gender: M
Robert Hill Jackson
born on 8 April 1934 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Dallas, Texas, 32n47, 96w48
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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American photographer, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in 1964 for his photograph of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.

On 22 November 1963, Jackson was assigned by the Dallas Times Herald to cover President John F. Kennedy's arrival at Love Field and his motorcade through the city. Jackson and many other journalists travelled with the President and first lady from the airport. He was in the eighth vehicle behind the presidential limousine as the motorcade headed down Elm Street. Jackson was sitting atop the back seat of the convertible as the motorcade approached Dealey Plaza. He was in the process of changing film when the shots were fired; but his camera was empty. He had just removed a roll of film to hand-off to another newspaper employee, and had not yet reloaded. However, he was among the few people who thought that they saw a rifle barrel in the window of the book depository. After the assassination, Jackson remained in Dealey Plaza, but took no more photos, something he later regretted.

Two days later, Jackson was told to go to the police station to photograph the transfer of Oswald to the county jail. Using his Nikon S3 35mm camera, Jackson photographed the murder of Oswald by Jack Ruby in the Dallas police station garage.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Ruby, Jack (born 25 April 1911)


  • Work : Prize 1964 (Pulitzer Prize for Photography)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Photography)