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Willis Jackson, Baron Jackson of Burnley (1904–1970) by Walter Bird, 1966 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jackson, Willis, Baron Jackson of Burnley (1904–1970), electrical engineer and educationist, was born in Burnley, Lancashire, on 29 October 1904, the only son of Herbert Jackson, parks superintendent, and his wife, Annie Hiley. He was educated at Burnley grammar school. His association with electrical engineering began as an undergraduate at the ...