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Jack King Horton

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Jack King Horton, American utilities executive. Bar: California 1941. Trustee University Southern California, Haynes Foundation; president board Pepperdine University, Executive Service Corporation of Southern California; Member State Bar California, Business Council Clubs: Bohemian, California, Los Angeles Country, Cypress Point.

Background

Horton, Jack King was born on June 27, 1916 in Stanton, Nebraska, United States. Son of Virgil L. and Edna L. (King) Horton.

Education

AB, Stanford University, 1936. Bachelor of Laws, Oakland College Law, 1941.

Career

Treasury department Shell Oil Corporation, 1937-1942. Private law practice San Francisco, 1942-1943. Attorney Standard Oil Corporation, 1943-1944.

Secretary, legal counsel Coast Counties Gas & Electric Company, 1944-1951, president, 1951-1954. Vice president Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, 1954-1959. President Southern California Edison Company, 1959-1968, chief executive officer, 1965-1980, chairman board, 1968-1980, chairman executive committee, 1980-1989.

Former director First Interstate Bank of California, Pacific Mutual Life Insurance, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, First Interstate Bancorp, EEI. Former trustee Tax Foundation.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1941.

Membership

Trustee University Southern California, Haynes Foundation. President board Pepperdine University, Executive Service Corporation of Southern California. Member State Bar California, Business Council Clubs: Bohemian, California, Los Angeles Country, Cypress Point.

Connections

Married Betty Lou Magee, July 15, 1937. Children: Judy, Sally, Harold.

father:
Virgil L. Horton

mother:
Edna L. (King) Horton

spouse:
Betty Lou Magee

child:
Judy Horton

child:
Sally Horton

child:
Harold Horton