Jackman S. Vodrey, committed businessman, attorney, and friend is a product of the East Liverpool school system, moving on to Mercersburg Academy before receiving his undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1960. His schooling at Princeton was interrupted by a two-year stint with the U.S. Army's 41st Tank Battalion stationed in the U.S. and Germany. He earned a juris doctorate in 1963 from the University of Michigan Law School and immediately returned to East Liverpool to commence a highly successful law career along with a legacy of community service.
Jack Vodrey's list of civic accomplishments and charitable activities are without parallel. He has been involved in the Tri-State Area Citizens Scholarship Foundation since 1965, serving initially as a trustee and as president of the organization since 1986. The Foundation awarded more than $156,000 to 138 students in 1997 alone, with absolutely no operating costs of any kind. He has been an active member of St. Stephens Episcopal Church as both treasurer and choir member. Other activities over the years include involvement in the Little Beaver Creek Wild and Scenic River Advisory Council, East Liverpool City Hospital Board of Trustees, the James Godwin Charitable Fund, Visiting Nurses Association of East Liverpool, Little Beaver Creek Land Foundation, and the East Liverpool Fawcett Community Foundation. He is the fourth generation member of his family to serve as a trustee of the Riverview Cemetery Association, where he is currently secretary/treasurer. He serves as general counsel for WHBC-AM and FM radio stations of Canton, Ohio; is director and general counsel of the Hall China Company; vice-president, treasurer and director of the Tri-State Tennis Club, and from 1992-1997 was director and a member of the Potters Savings & Loan Company's Executive Committee.
Vodrey married the former Jane Green in 1958, and they are the parents of Sarah Webster Vodrey, Catherine Stroud Vodrey and William Franklin Boyd Vodrey and have five grandchildren. The founding secretary/treasurer of the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame, Vodrey is hereby inducted into the Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame this day, July 5, 1998.