James A. Johnston Edit Profile
Educational public schools, Brooklyn, Spring Valley school and Sacred Heart College, San Francisco, until 1889.
Admitted to California bar by examination, 1919, and practiced at San Francisco. Member Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, 1907-1909. Chairman State Board of Control, California, 1911-1912.
Warden Folsom Prison, 1912-1913, San Quentin Prison, 1913-1925 (resigned). Vice president American Trust Company, San Francisco, 1925-1932. Appointed warden United States Penitentiary, Alcatraz Island, California, January 1, 1934-April 30, 1948.
Now assistant director Federal Prison Bureau. Past president San Francisco Advertising Association.
Clubs: Commonwealth (president of the board Governors), Rotary (past president), Olympic.
Married Ida M. Fulton, November 8, 1905. Children: Nellie (deceased), Muriel, Fulton (deceased), Barbara.