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John David Janney, American optometrist. Named Ill College Optometry Alumnus of Year, 1979.


Janney, John David was born on May 3, 1936 in Mullens, West Virginia, United States. Son of Osborne Castle and Bessie (Barberie) Janney.


Student, West Virginia University, 1960. Bachelor of Science, OD, Illinois College Optometry, 1960.


Analytical chemist Industrial Rayon Corporation, Cleveland, 1956-1957. Chief eye clinic United States Army Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1961-1965. Practice specializing in optometric eye diseases Oak Hill, West Virginia, since 1965.

Member Consulting Medical Staff, Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, West Virginia.


Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.


The state should not use its authority to promote any particular religious belief. It should allow people practice their own religious convictions.


All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


Cubmaster Boy Scouts American, Oak Hill, 1971-1974. Advisory committee Fayette County Mental Health Association. Board directors Fayette County Needy Association.

Chairman of evangelism Oak Hill United Methodist Church Served to captain United States Army, 1961-1965. Member West Virginia Optometric Association (secretary treasurer area III since 1965, president 1975-1976), American Optometric Association (member primary care committee), Southern Council Optometrists (trustee 1974-1976), Illinois College Optometry Alumni Association Clubs: White Oak Country (board directors). Lodges: Elks, Lions.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, bridge, travel.


Married Sally Jean Leslie Baggs, November 17, 1962. Children: John David II, Karen Leslie.