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Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee Member Biography Thomas H. Jackson
Thomas H. Jackson, Distinguished University Professor and president of the University of Rochester from 1994 to 2005, holds faculty positions in the Simon Business School and in the University's Department of Political Science. Before he became Rochester's ninth president, Jackson was vice president and provost of the University of Virginia, which he first joined in 1988 as dean of Virginia's School of Law. Prior to that, he had been on the faculties of Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School. A 1972 graduate of Williams College, Jackson earned his law degree from Yale in 1975. He first clerked for US District Court Judge Marvin E. Frankel in New York in 1975-76, and then for Supreme Court Justice (and, later, Chief Justice) William H. Rehnquist in 1976-77. Jackson served as Special Master for the US Supreme Court in a dispute involving every state in the country over the disposition of unclaimed dividends held by brokerage houses. Jackson is the author of THE LOGIC AND LIMITS OF BANKRUPTCY LAW, bankruptcy and commercial law texts, and numerous articles on bankruptcy and commercial law. Recently, his scholarship has focused on financial institutions and bankruptcy. Jackson served as co-chair of a working group that produced Too Big to Fail: The Path to a Solution (Bipartisan Policy Center 2013), and serves as a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporations Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee, as a Trustee (past Board Chair) of the George Eastman House, and as a Trustee of the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.