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James Earl Jewell

illuminating engineer

James Earl Jewell, American illuminating engineer. Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1973, Silver Antelope award, 1980, St. George award, 1980.


Jewell, James Earl was born on July 26, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Earl Clare and Frances E. (Roe) Jewell.


Bachelor of Arts, College of Pacific, 1951. Master of Fine Arts, Yale School Drama, 1957. Staff technician California Centennials Commission, 1948, 49.

Lighting designer Green Mansions Theatre, 1952, 56, F. Waring, 1963. Technical director Smith College, 1952-1953. Designer Southwestern Sun Carnival, 1956.

Head engineering division Holzmueller Corporation, San Francisco, 1957-1967. Senior consultant Theatre Consultant Service, Bolt, Beranek and Newman, San Francisco, 1967-1968. Illuminating engineer Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco, 1968-1970, staff illuminating engineer, 1970-1976, lighting services administrator, 1976-1987.

Lecturer technical theatre University California at Berkeley, 1962-1966. Theatre consultant Napa College, Gavilan College, also Scottish Rite Bodies, Cerritos College, Fort Bliss Post Theatre, El Camino High School, Nevada Club.


Delegate Synod of Province of Pacific, 1960-1965. Delegate Anglican Congress, 1963. Board directors Golden Gate Neighborhood Centers Association, 1968-1969, Economic Opportunity Council, 1969, Vol.


Member executive council Episcopalian Diocese of Northern California, 1962-1964, chairman college work division, 1962-1964. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1955. Member American Community Theatre Association (board governors 1962-1964).

Member American National Theatre and Academy (regional director 1963-1965, 66-68), United States Institute Theatre Technology (director 1961-1963, 64-66), Regional Theatre Council Northern California and Nevada (governor 1958-1960, 63-65, president 1961-1962), Illuminating Engineering Society (director 1979-1981, vice president 1981-1984, president 1984-1985, chairman office lighting committee 1978-1981), Lux Pacifica (chairman organizing committee), Society Architectural Historians, International Commission on Illumination (treasurer since 1984, executive committee United States National Committee 1979-1981), Omega Phi Alpha, Theta Alpha Phi. Club: Bohemian (San Francisco).


Earl Clare Jewell

Frances E. (Roe) Jewell