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Accountant , educator

John William Pearson, American accountant, educator. Certified National Society Public Accountants; Certified Public Accountant, California. Recipient Top Hat award Southland Club for Business and Professional Women, San Diego, 1980, Achievement awards (four) National Association Counties, 1978-1981.


Pearson, John William was born on July 15, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of J. William and Marie (Swenson) Pearson.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1963;Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration, University of Wisconsin, 1969;Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Wisconsin, 1969;postgraduate accounting, Point Loma Nazarene College, 1984-1987.


Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1963;advanced through grades to Lieutenant, United States Navyserved in various locations, including Vietnam, United States Navy, 1963-1968;resigned, United States Navy, 1968;legislation and program analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, 1969-1973;member United States Senate government operations committee staff, advisor to, Sen. Charles H. Percy, Washington, 1973-1975;deputy director management and budget, County of San Diego, California, 1975-1982;assistant professor business, finance and accounting, Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego, since 1982;accountant, Marc P. Cohan Certified Public Accountant, San Diego, since 1988. Owner, manager The Zookeeper Specialty Gift Shop, San Diego, 1982-1984.

Co-owner, manager Postal Boxes, San Diego, 1982-1983. Instructor management supervision and government San Diego Mesa College, 1981-1985. Management and finance consultant Marsh/Pearson Management Specialists, San Diego, since 1984.

Accounting manager Asset Management Cons., Del Mar, California, 1985-1987.


  • Certified National Society Public Accountants. Certified Public Accountant, California.


Volunteer National Unity Campaign John Anderson for President, San Diego, 1980. Executive director San Diego County Charter Review Committee, 1978, San Diego County Border Task Force, 1980-1982. Ruling elder Presbyterian Church, Lanham, Maryland and San Diego, since 1971.

Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1967. Member National Society Public Accountants.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting, collecting newspapers, travel, photography, San Diego redevelopment and historic preservation.


Married Suanne Shrake, June 15, 1963. Children: Courtenay, Darin, Michele.

J. William Pearson

Marie (Swenson) Pearson

Suanne Shrake

Courtenay Pearson

Darin Pearson

Michele Pearson