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Garnet E. Jackson, CIA training officer, movie projectionist

Garnet E. Jackson, 91, a CIA training officer who retired in 1982 after 22 years with the agency, died April 22 at NMS Healthcare in Hyattsville.

He had coronary artery disease, said his wife, Dorothy Jackson.

In addition to his CIA work, Mr. Jackson worked for a number of Washington area movie theaters as a projectionist and business agent. He was a Fort Washington resident.

Garnet Eric Jackson was born in Washington. He graduated in 1939 from Armstrong High School, served in the Army during World War II and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Howard University in 1976.

His memberships included the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Smith Jackson of Fort Washington; two daughters, Dr. Andrea Jackson of Clinton and Lauren Jernagin of Washington; a sister, Juanita Hamilton of Washington; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

— Emily Langer

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