Sir Francis Stanley Jackson (born 21 November 1870 in Leeds, died 9 March 1947 in London), known as the Honourable Stanley Jackson during his playing career, was an English cricketer, soldier and Conservative politician. During his time at Harrow School his fag was fellow parliamentarian and future Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
He captained England in 5 Test matches in 1905, winning 2 and drawing 3 to retain The Ashes. Captaining England for the first time, he won all five tosses and topped the batting and bowling averages for both sides, with 492 runs at 70.28 and 13 wickets at 15.46. These were the last of his 20 test matches, all played at home as he couldn't spare the time to tour.
He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 1915, representing Howdenshire (Yorkshire) until resigning in 1926. He served as Financial Secretary to the War Office 1922-23. In 1927 he was appointed Governor of Bengal. In 1932, he was shot at close range by a girl student named Bina Das in the convocation hall of the Calcutta University, but escaped unhurt.
Sir Stanley Jackson was saved from the attempt on his life by Lieutenant-Colonel Hassan Suhrawardy (the first Muslim Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta). Suhrawardy was knighted by the King for his heroism. Suhrawardy was the father of Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah and the uncle of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy.
Recalling Jackson's funeral in 1947 the Bishop of Knaresborough remarked "As I gazed down on the rapt faces of that vast congregation, I could see how they revered him as though he were the Almighty, though, of course, infinitely stronger on the leg side."
University of the District of Columbia.(on the move)(Stanley Jackson appointed as senior vice president and chief of staff)(Brief article)
Feb 22, 2007; STANLEY JACKSON has been appointed senior vice president and chief of staff for the University of the District of Columbia. He...