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Donald Bertram Jarvis

Donald Bertram Jarvis, American judge. Bar: California 1953. Decorated Legion of Merit.


  • Jarvis, Donald Bertram was born on December 14, 1928 in Newark. Son of Benjamin and Esther (Golden) Jarvis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1949. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1952.


    • Law clerk to justice John W. Shenk California Supreme Court, 1953-1954. Associate Erskine, Erskine & Tulley, 1955, Aaron N. Cohen, 1955-1956. Law clerk District Court Appeal, 1956.

      Associate Carl Hoppe, 1956-1957. Administrative law judge California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 1957-1991, United States Department of Labor, San Francisco, since 1992. Member executive committee National Conference Administrative Law Judges, 1986-1988, secretary 1988-1989, vice-chair, 1990-1991, chair-elect, 1991-1992, chair 1992-1993.

      President California Administrative Law Judges Council, 1978-1984. Member faculty National Judicial College, University Nevada, 1977, 78, 80. Member United States Board of Alien Labor Certified Appeals, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1953.


    Chairman pack Boy Scouts American, 1967-1969, chairman troop 1972. Class chairman Stanford Law School Fund, 1959, member national committee, 1963-1965. Director Forest Hill Association, 1970-1971.

    Patron San Francisco Opera. Served to colonel United States Air Force Reserve, 1949-1979. Member American Bar Association (member house of deals 1993-1999, vice chair judicial division 1997-1998, chair elect 1998-1999, chair 1999-2000), State Bar California, Bar Association San Francisco, California Conference Public Utility Counsel (president 1980-1981), Air Force Association, Reserve Officers Association, Retired Officers Association, San Francisco Gem and Mineral Society, Stanford Alumni Association, Rutgers Alumni Association, Phi Beta Kappa (president Northern California 1973-1974), Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Alpha Theta, Phi Alpha Delta.


    • Married Rosalind C. Chodorcove, June 13, 1954. Children: Nancie, Brian, Joanne.
    • father: Benjamin Jarvis
    • mother: Esther (Golden) Jarvis
    • spouse: Rosalind C. Chodorcove
    • children: Nancie Jarvis
    • Brian Jarvis
    • Joanne Jarvis
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    Born December 14, 1928