During the 15 years he owned the Beloit Gazette, Jack Harrison was probably the most widely quoted editor in the state. The Jayhawk Press called him a “militant and fearless writer,” and said of his election to the Kansas Legislature, “His desire to go to the state senate was that he might raise his voice against some of the obvious abuses that he thought had grown up in our state government.”
Harrison served as the second president of the new Kansas Editorial Association in 1926.
He died February 4, 1929, at age 62. His death, said the Jayhawker at the time, “removes a bright and shining mark from among the editors of Kansas.”