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Jastro, Henry Alexander, b. May 13, 1859, Berlin, Germany; d. April 15, 1925, S.F. Ex officio Regent as president, State Agri. Soc., 1909-10. Career: cattle and land man; president, American National Live Stock Association, 1911; in charge of California wood industry through War Industries Board, 1918; pres., Kern County Land Co.; pioneer wool grower; chairman, Kern County Board of Supervisors for 24 years; president, California State Board of Agriculture, 1908-10, 1920-25; president, Western Cattlemen's Association for several terms.

Jenks, Livingston, b. 1868, Chicago, Ill.; d. Nov. 11, 1918, Forest Hill, Placer County, Cal. Ex officio Regent as president, Mechanics Institute of S.F., 1913-18. Education: A.B. 1849 Harvard U.; LL.B., Harvard Law Sch. Career: came to Cal., 1895; S.F. law practice; had mining interests. Was pres., board of directors, State Institute for Deaf and Blind.

Jeter, William T., b. circa 1850, Chillicothe, Mo.; d. May 16, 1930, Santa Cruz, Cal. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1895-99. Career: came to Cal., 1877; Santa Cruz law practice; pres., Santa Cruz County First Ntl. Bank; served as mayor, city atty., mem., city council, Santa Cruz; was dist. atty., Santa Cruz county. Apptd. lt. gov., Oct. 25, 1895. Active in redwood conservation.

Johnson, Frank Spaulding, b. 1885, Auburn, Cal; d. June 22, 1911, Kentfield, Cal. Appointed, vice Regent Waymire, 1908-11. Career: pres., Johnson-Locke Mercantile Co. at time of death.

Johnson, Hiram Warren, b. Sept. 2, 1866, Sacramento; d. Aug. 6, 1945, S.F. Ex officio Regent as governor, 1911-17. Education: entered UCB with class of 1888; left junior year to study law. Career: admitted to bar, 1888; practiced law in Sacramento, 1888-1902; partner in law office with Albert M. Johnson; member staff of attorneys in boodling cases, involving leading S.F. officials and almost all public utility corps. in S.F., 1906-07; selected to replace Francis J. Heney after latter was shot down in court while prosecuting Abe Ruef for bribery, 1908, secured conviction; gov. of Cal., 1911-17; founder of Progressive Party, 1912, and nominee for vice-pres. on Progressive ticket, 1912; U.S. senator from Cal. for five terms. 1917-47; candidate for Pres., 1924.

Johnson, James Augustus, b. May 16, 1829, Spartanburg, S.C.; d. May 11, 1897, S.F. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1875-80. Education: grad., Jefferson Medical Coll., Phila., Penn.; studied law. Career: admitted to Cal. bar, 1859; Downiville law practice; assemblyman from Sierra county, 1859-60; Congressman, 1867-71; lt. gov. of Cal., 1875-80; moved to S.F.; registrar of voters, 1883-84; S.F. law practice until 1896.

Johnson, Odessa. Appointed Regent on May 4, 1999 to fill the remainder of a twelve-year term which expires on March 1, 2000 by Governor Davis. On March 1, 2000, Governor Davies reappointed her to a term expiring March 1, 2012. Committee memberships (2000-01): Grounds and Buildings, Health Services. Education: Ms. Johnson received her bachelor of arts degree from Tennessee State University and her master of arts degree from Columbia University. Career: Odessa Johnson is the Dean Emerita of Community Education at Modesto Junior College and a member of the Modesto City Schools Board of Education. She has served as Assistant Dean of Education at Modesto Junior College and previous to that was a counselor, career center specialist, instructor, and director of community education. She has over 25 years experience in community college education, particularly in the area of life-long learning. Ms. Johnson is a member of several organizations including the Stanislaus County Commission for Women and the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Johnson, S. Sue, As Vice President of the University of California Alumni Association, Ms. Johnson served as ex officio Regent for one year beginning July 1, 1988. Appointed in September 1990 for a 12-year term ending in 2002 by Governor Deukmejian. Sue Johnson served as the Chairman of The Regents of the University of California. Committee memberships (2000-01): As Chairman, Johnson served as ex-officio member of all Regents' committees. Education: Ms. Johnson received a bachelor's degree in history from the UC Riverside. Career: Ms. Johnson is an active member in many civic organizations in the Riverside area. She is on the board of directors of the Mission Inn Foundation and has served as President of the Friends of the Mission Inn. She is on the board of the Riverside Community Hospital and is president of the California Baptist Colleges Citizens Committee. Ms. Johnson received the "Citizen of the Year" award by the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce in 1986 and was named "Woman of the Year" by the California State Legislature in 1989.

Jones, William Moseley, Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1937-39. Career: assemblyman from Los Angeles, 1933, 1935, 1937-38.

Jordan, Fred Moyer, b. Oct. 10, 1904, Drummond, Wis. Appointed to fill unexpired term of Regent Haynes, 1937-54. Education: A.B. 1925, UCLA. Career: vice-president, Pacific coast manager, Buchanan and Co., Inc.; then opened Fred Moyer Advertising Agency; executive vice-president, 1949-53, Erwin Wasey and Co., Ltd., L.A.; director, advertising, 1953-, Richfield Oil Corp., L.A. Former UCLA student body president former president, UCLA Alumni Association, 1937-38.

Jordan, William H., b. Sept. 3, 1849, Cincinnati, O. Ex officio Regent as speaker of the assembly, 1887-88. Education: Yale; M.A. (hon.) 1888, Yale. Career: settled near Red Bluff, Cal., 1859; moved to San Jose, California, 1860; returned to east for several years, then entered business in Oakland, Cal.; assemblyman from Alameda county, 1884-88; began S.F. law practice, 1885. Member, Astron. Soc. of Pacific Coast.


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