Jackson Gregory

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Jackson Gregory
Jackson Gregory - May 1919 MPW.jpg
Jackson Gregory in 1919
Nationality American
Education B.L.
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Occupation Writer, journalist
Known for Western, detective novels
Parent(s) Durrell Stokes Gregory,
Amelia Hartnell

Jackson Gregory (March 12, 1882 – June 12, 1943) was an American teacher, journalist, and writer.


Jackson was born in Salinas, California, the son of Monterey county attorney Durrell Stokes Gregory (1825 – 1889) and Amelia (Hartnell), and was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a B.L. in 1906. He was married December 20, 1910 to Lotus McGlashan,[1] and the couple would have two sons. Jackson began his career as a newspaper reporter in San Francisco. He later served as a principal at a high school in Truckee.[2] Jackson then became a journalist,[3] working in Illinois, Texas, and New York.[2]

When their first son was born in 1917, the family settled in Auburn, California,[2] where Jackson became a prolific writer of western and detective stories.[4] Fifteen years later the couple moved to Pasadena, where they were divorced. Jackson then moved in with his brother Edward, who was living in Auburn. He died there June 12, 1943.[2] Jackson Gregory authored more than 40 fiction novels and a number of short stories. Several of his tales were used as the basis of films released between 1916 and 1944, including The Man from Painted Post (1917).[2]


  • Under Handicap: a Novel[5][6] (1914)
  • The Outlaw[5] (1916)
  • The Short Cut[5][6] (1916)
  • Wolf Breed[5][6] (1916)
  • Six Feet Four[5][6] (1918)
  • The Joyous Trouble Maker[5][6] (1918)
  • Judith of Blue Lake Ranch[5][6] (1919)
  • The Bells of San Juan[5][6] (1919)
  • Ladyfingers[5][6] (1920)
  • Man to Man[5][6] (1920)
  • Desert Valley[5][6] (1921)
  • Daughter of the Sun: a Tale of Adventure[6] (1921)
  • The Everlasting Whisper: a Tale of the California Wilderness[5][6] (1922)
  • Timber-Wolf[5] (1923)
  • The Maid of the Mountain: a Romance of the California Wilderness[5] (1925)
  • The Desert Thoroughbred: a Romance of the California Desert Country (1926)
  • Captain Cavalier[6] (1927)
  • Mystery at Spanish Hacienda (1929)
  • The Trail to Paradise (1930)
  • A Case for Mr. Paul Savoy[6] (1933)
  • Lords of the Coast (1935)
  • Dark Valley[6] (c. 1937)
  • Sudden Bill Dorn[6] (1937)
  • Marshal of Sundown[6] (1938)
  • Powder Smoke on Wandering River[6] (1938)
  • Mysterious rancho[6] (1938)
  • Secret Valley[6] (1939)
  • The Far Call (1940)
  • Valley of Adventure (1940)

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  1. ^ Lawrence, Alberta Chamberlain (1930), Who's who Among North American Authors 4, Golden Syndicate Publishing Company, p. 429. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Albertazzi, Al (October 31, 2012), "Jackson Gregory, Auburn’s writer of the West", Auburn Journal. 
  3. ^ Vinson, James; Kirkpatrick, D. L. (1982), Twentieth-century western writers, Gale Research Co., p. 341. 
  4. ^ Herzberg, Max John (1962), The reader's encyclopedia of American literature, Crowell, p. 341. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Smith, Geoffrey D. (1997), American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, Cambridge University Press, p. 274, ISBN 0521434696. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Online books by Jackson Gregory", The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania), retrieved 2013-02-24. 

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