As noted on Monday, former National Trust for Historic Preservation President J. Jackson Walter died unexpectedly on July 18, 2008. Today's Washington Post features an article about his career, including his time leading our organization:
In 1984, Mr. Walter was appointed president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, established in 1949 as a congressionally chartered protector of historic properties.
He said he wanted the organization "to be a major central figure in public debates about what our cities should look like, where tall building should go, and try to put historic preservation right in the middle of those debates instead of at the end."
Read the entire article online here.
Jack is already missed by his friends and colleagues here at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.