John William "Bill" BeardDemocratic
Born: March 25, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois
Barried: Ann Dodgen (m. 1945)
Children: John William Jr., Joseph, Caroline and Paul
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: February 7, 2006 in Rancho San Diego, CA
1952-1955: Deputy District Attorney, Imperial County
1956: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1980-1990: Judge, San Diego Municipal Court
1960-1962: Member, California Industrial Accident Commission
1962-1965: Chair, California Industrial Accident Commission
- According to his obituary, Beard was "instrumental in launching 'The Other Bar,' a 12-step program of lawyers helping lawyers."
- AIR CRASH: Beard was scheduled to be the pilot of a flight carrying musician Glenn Miller and Lt. Colonel Norman Baessell from England to Paris until he was offered $20 to change assignments by John Morgan (a friend). The flight disappeared over the English Channel and has never been found.