Raymond M. Jacobson passed away peacefully on Jan. 23. He was 93. Mr. Jacobson, a lawyer, was involved in national Democratic politics well into his 80s, working in an official capacity at every Democratic convention from 1960 to 2012. He volunteered as an advance man for such presidential and vice-presidential candidates as Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Joe Lieberman. He also worked as a legislative aide to Reps. James R. Jones of Oklahoma and Frank Guarini of New Jersey, and for the International Trade Commission, the International Trade Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mr. Jacobson served on active duty for the Army in Korea shortly after the end of hostilities in the Korean War. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve until the early 1980s, commanding the 352nd Civil Affairs Command in Riverdale, Md., and receiving his brigadier general’s star in 1980.
Beloved husband of the late Eileen M. Jacobson; devoted father of Louis Jacobson (Elisabeth Layton); loving brother of the late Pauline Jacobson; cherished grandfather of Cynthia and Zachary Jacobson. Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.