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James Douglas Boswell, American medical research executive.


Boswell, James Douglas was born on February 12, 1942 in Tulsa.


Student, University Oklahoma, 1961. Bachelor, University Tulsa, 1964. Master of Arts, University Tulsa, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy, Madison University, 2004.


Industrial relations representative, Trans World Airlines, 1966-1968;director placement, Skelly Oil Corporation, 1968-1972;manager employee public relations, Skelly Oil Corporation, 1972-1975;general manager administration, Skelly Oil Corporation, 1975-1977;corporation manager human resources, Getty Oil Corporation, 1977-1981;vice president employee public relations, Los Angeles Times, 1981-1991;Chief Executive Officer, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, since 1991;trustee, House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, since 1995. Board directors Employers Group. President Skelly Oil Foundation, Tulsa, 1974-1978, Getty Oil Corporation Foundation, 1978-1979.


Board of directors Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club, vice president, 1985. Board directors Los Angeles Theatre Center, 1988-1990, Los Angeles chapter American Red Cross. Board directors Los Angeles Junior Achievement, 1982-1991, vice chairman human resources, 1986.

Fellow National Health Foundation, 1992, San Marino Cmty. Church Foundation, 1992-1995. Member Economics Round Table, 1993, secretary-treasurer, 1995-1996.

Member American Society Personnel Administration, American Psychological Association, Newspaper Personnel Relations Association, American Newspaper Association (labor and personnel relations committee 1982-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, skiing, golf.


Married Pamela Scott. Children: Megan, Melanie.