Richard B. Jamison
Richard B. Jamison, U.S. Army Veteran
Richard B. Jamison, of Winchester, Virginia, passed away peacefully April 7, 2021 at the age of 89.
Born March 13, 1932, in Cumberland, Maryland. Mr. Jamison was the son of the late Harry and Eula Snyder Jamison. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tom Jamison.
A graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He later received his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law.
Mr. Jamison was a veteran of the United States Army. He pursued a career in radio and television broadcasting before joining American Airlines in their legal department. He quickly was promoted to Vice President of Properties and Facilities. In that role he was instrumental in American Airlines’ headquarters relocation from New York City to Dallas and in developing the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. After leaving American Airlines, Mr. Jamison became the Director of Airports for Wayne County, Michigan, and oversaw the everyday operations of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. After leaving Michigan, Mr. Jamison relocated to Winchester to be near his childhood hometown of Cumberland and became an aviation consultant with Landrum & Brown.
Mr. Jamison maintained a keen interest in broadcasting and after his retirement, he volunteered his time at WMRA in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he broadcasted his own show and developed an enthusiastic audience of classical music lovers.