Born in Newark, New Jersey on October 2, 1941, Jacqueline Autry spent most of her formative years in Ironia, New Jersey. In 1959 she traveled to California. She went to work for Security First National Bank (later Security Pacific National Bank) as a switchboard operator. At the age of 24 she had worked her way to Assistant Manager of Operations. By 30 she was a Manager and, at 32, she was appointed Vice President.
Jackie retired from Security Pacific National Bank on July 17th, 1981. On July 19th, she married Gene Autry and they shared seventeen happy years together before Gene passed away in 1998.
As co-founder of the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum 1988 along with Gene Autry, Joanne and Monte Hale, Jackie Autry currently serves as Founding Chair and Life Trustee of the Autry Museum of the American West.
She is also proud to serve as Honorary American League President of Major League Baseball.
Jackie is also a member of the Board of Trustees and Treasurer of Eisenhower Medical Center and Hospital. She also serves as President of the Gene Autry Music Group, Flying A Pictures, and is the Director and President of The Autry Foundation. Jackie also served as Director and President of Gene’s organizations Golden West Baseball Company and Golden West Broadcasters.
Jackie Autry is the only woman to ever serve on the Major League Baseball Executive Council, Oversight Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors.more » « less