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Automotive executive

John Alvin Biggers, American automotive executive. Named Honorary Deputy Sheriff, Sacramento, since 1967.


Biggers, John Alvin was born on October 27, 1926 in Durham, California, United States. Son of Alvin C. and Bessie I. (Green) Biggers.


With Biggers Industrial Gerlinger (formerly Gerlinger Motor Parts Inc.), Sacramento, 1944—1950, general manager, since 1950, vice president, 1959—1968, president, since 1968. Member Northern California advisory board California Valley Bank. General partner Auto Quip Leasing, 1973—1983.

Chief Executive Officer Johnny Biggers Video Productions, Sacramento, since 1983. Lecturer in field; contractor-builder Rail Power Car for 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.


  • Other Work

    • Author: automotive industries textbooks, also audio and video tape texts.


Chairman automotive section United Crusade, 1957-1962. Member district finance committee Boy Scouts American, 1959-1962. Board directors, vice president Sacramento Safety Council.

President Sacramento Metro Industry Education Council, 1978-1982, emeritus, since 1983. Member advisory board Los Rios Junior College District. Charter member Ronald Reagan Presidential Task Force.

Director music North Church of the Nazarene, since 1946, chairman board stewards, board directors 1951, chairman finance committee, 1972-1977, 84-85, director Laymen's retreat board, 1970-1971, international representative for Sacramento/Nevada district, since 1986. Secretary Sacramento Nazarene District Advisory Board, 1967-1985, member international side committee, international delegate to General Assembly International, 1964, 68, 72, 76, 80. Chairman board directors rewards council Sacramento Crime Alert, 1986-1987.

Board directors Sacramento Diabetes Committee. Member Chamber of Commerce. Member of Automotive Wholesalers Association, Sacramento Camelia Society, Sacramento Parts Jobbers Association (president), Eskaton Health Organization, Rotary Club (chairman world community service committee 1886—1987).


Married Esther L. Debler, April 20, 1946. Children: Curt G., Merlene A. and Marlene J. (twins), Calvin B.

Alvin C. Biggers

Bessie I. (Green) Biggers

Esther L. Debler

Curt G. Biggers

Merlene A. and Marlene J. Biggers (twins)

Calvin B. Biggers