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William Ernest Jorgensen, American librarian.


Jorgensen, William Ernest was born on October 13, 1913 in Heber, Utah, United States. Son of George Michael and Mary Annette (Jackman) Jorgensen.


Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, U. Idaho, 1938; certificate librarianship, University of California at Berkeley, 1940; Master of Arts, Oregon State University, 1942.


Engineering librarian, Oregon State University, 1940-1942; supervisor technical data section, frequency change department, Southern California Edison Company, 1945-1946; chief librarian research library, Naval Electronics Laboratory Center, San Diego, 1946-1974; director, Research Information Services, 1974-1994. John Cotton Dana lecturer University of California at Los Angeles, 1964. Member investment board Coronado Management Corporation, 1970-1972.

Member inter-library task group San Diego Ednl. Resources Project, 1960-1974. Library committee Fine Arts Society, San Diego, 1965-1967.

Chairman 10th Military Librarians Workshop, 1966. Member Navy Research Library Council W. Coast, 1955-1974. Expert examiner United States Civil Service Examiners for Southern California Navy laboratories, 1951-1968.

Member Committee for Associate Science Libraries San Diego, 1963-1974. Advisory council education for Librarianship University of California, Berkeley, Los Angeles, 1965-1968. Member San Diego Metropolitan Area Library Council, 1973-1974.

Vice chairman library committee University of California at San Diego School Medicine Associates, 1974-1977, treasurer, 1977-1978.



Board of directors San Diego chapter American Civil Liberties Union, 1971-1973. Served to Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1945. Commander Reserve retired.

Member California library association (president Palomar district 1963, councilor 1967-1970), Special Libraries Association (chairman engineering section 1950), University of California Schools.Librarianship Alumni Association (president 1963), San Diego Writers Association Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Margaret Louise Boyle, May 25, 1940. Children: Robert Ernest, Barry Steven, Mollie Annual.

George Michael Jorgensen

Mary Annette (Jackman) Jorgensen

Margaret Louise Boyle

Mollie Annual Jorgensen

Robert Ernest Jorgensen

Barry Steven Jorgensen