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George Barker James, II, American financial executive.


II, George Barker James, was born on May 25, 1937 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Paul Withington and Ruth (Burns) J.


AB, Harvard University, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University, 1962.


Fiscal director, E.G. & G. Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts, 1963-1967;finance executive, American Brands Inc., New York City, 1967-1969;vice president, Pepsico, Inc., New York City, 1969-1972;senior vice president, chief finance officer, Arcata Corporation, Menlo Park, California, 1972-1982;executive vice president, Crown Zellerbach Corporation, San Francisco, 1982-1985;senior vice president, chief finance officer, Levi Strauss & Company, San Francisco, 1985-1998. Board directors Pacific States Industries, Inc., Basic Vegetable Products, Inc., Clayton Group Inc., Crown Vantage Corp (chairman), Redem Corporation.


Member Andover Town Committee, Massachusetts, 1965-1967. Member Select Congressional Committee on World Hunger. Member advisory council California State Employees Pension Fund.

Chairman board directors Towle Trust Fund. Trustee National Corporation Fund for the Dance, chairman Cate School, Levi Strauss Foundation, Stern Grove Festival Association, Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco Ballet Association, Committee for Economic Development. Board directors Stanford University Hospital, California Pacific Medical Center.

Director KQED Public Broadcasting. Chairman World Affairs Council. Member San Francisco Committee on Foreign Relations.

Overseer Hoover Institution, Standford University. Trustee Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. With United States Army, 1960-1961.

Member Pacific Union Club, Bohemian Club, Menlo Circus Club, Harvard Club, New York Athletic Club.


Married Beverly A. Burch, September 22, 1962. Children: Alexander, Christopher, Geoffrey, Matthew.

Paul Withington J.

Ruth (Burns) J.

Beverly A. Burch

Alexander II

Christopher II

Geoffrey II

Matthew II