Jay Wayne Jackson, Esq., son of John Wayne and Catherine M. Jackson, was born in Albany, New York. He married Francoise de Chabert. The Jacksons have one daughter, Mrs. Francoise Williams. Mr. Jackson attended the Kingswood School. He later attended Washington and Lee University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, and the Washington and Lee School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.

Mr. Jackson was a partner in the Hartford office of Jackson, O'Keefe and Phelan. After forming the firm, Mr. Jackson's practice concentrated in governmental law and relations.


  • Society of the Cincinnati (former President General)
  • General Society of Colonial Wars (former Chancellor of the Connecticut State Society)
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (former Chancellor for the Connecticut State Society)
  • Descendants of the Founders of Hartford (former Board Member)


Legal Counsel to: Governor William A. O'Neill, 1980-1988, and Governor Ella Grasso, 1976-1980. Connecticut Commissioner of Insurance, 1975-1976. Connecticut State Senator, 1967-1973. West Hartford Town Councilman, 1963-1967. Member: Hartford County and Connecticut Bar Associations.