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James Joseph Packman

banker , publicist

James Joseph Packman, Polish banker, publicist.


Packman, James Joseph was born on May 10, 1907 in Biala, Poland. Son of Max and Annie Jennie (Gershberg) Packman.


Student of University Southern California, 1924-1925.


Came to the United States, 1910, naturalized, 1939. Copy boy Los Angeles Examiner, 1923-1925, copyreader, 1925-1927. Copyreader Chicago Herald-Examiner and Detroit Times and Detroit Free Press, 1927.

Assistant real estate editor Los Angeles Examiner, 1928. Copyreader Los Angeles Express, 1928-1930, San Francisco Examiner, 1930-1933. Copyreader Los Angeles Examiner, 1933-1935, telegraph editor, 1935-1937, news editor, 1937-1939, news editor assistant to managing editor, 1939-1943.

Managing editor Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Sentinel, 1943-1952. Managing editor San Francisco Call Bulletin, 1952-1953. Associate editor Newark (New Jersey) Star-Ledger, 1957-1958.

Consultant on political and foreign affairs, newspaper operation procedures, since 1958. Private finance as Merchants. & Consumers Industrial Factors.

Editor San Francisco Progress, 1960-1961. Director public relations Golden Gate National Bank, San Francisco, 1961, vice president, 1962-1969. Home: San Francisco California.


Married Lillian Annette Schwartz, June 9, 1929. Children: Barbara Ruth, Phyllis Marlene.

Max Packman

Annie Jennie (Gershberg) Packman

Lillian Annette Schwartz

Barbara Ruth Packman

Phyllis Marlene Packman