Thomas Edward Jacks is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and grew up in the nearby town of New Market, where his family settled over 200 years ago.  He is the second son of David Bartley Jacks, III and Barbara Lawhorn Jacks.

Tom attended Auburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering).  He is currently Chief of the Mechanical Engineering Branch at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, MS.  Tom has been recognized for his work in the agency’s rocket propulsion testing programs with numerous awards and commendations, most notably the NASA Silver Snoopy Award and the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. 

Tom is married to the former Tara Kathleen Turner, a Certified Public Accountant.  Tom and Tara have four children—Collin, David, Clay, and Kate.  They are active members of Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, Louisiana, and make their home in nearby Mandeville, Louisiana. 


* Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
* Military Society of the War of 1812
* General Society of the War of 1812 (President General, 2014-2017)
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (Associate)
* General Society Sons of the Revolution
* Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution (Vice President General)
* General Society of Colonial Wars
* Order of Washington
* Order of Founders and Patriots of America
* Order of Indian Wars in the United States
* Sons of Confederate Veterans
* National Society of Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Treasurer General)
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars
* National Society Sons of American Colonists (Vice President General)
* Flagon and Trencher: Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers
* Dutch Colonial Society (Patroon)
* Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Loyalists and Patriots of the American Revolution
* Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge
* Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey
* National Society of Sons of Colonial New England
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
* First Families of Georgia, 1733-1797
* National Order of the Blue and Gray (Chaplain General)
* Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 1636-1647
* Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861 (President General, 2020-2022)
* Presidential Families of America
* Winthrop Society
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters (Advisory Council)
* Order of the First Families of Maryland
* Hereditary Order of Families of Presidents and First Ladies of the United States, (Secretary of Engraving)
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
* Order of First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662
* Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America (Deputy General)
* Descendants of Early Postmasters 1607–1900
* Order of the First Families of the Alabama Territory, (Vice President General)