Brown Date Garden
Family-owned date farm in Southern California, with retail mail orders to U.S. addresses
Children's music reviews, written by John Wood
Southern California AIHA; industrial hygiene professionals
William Beaumont Family
Genealogy includes Dr. William Beaumont, first U.S. physiologist.
Border Clan Scott
History for 29 generations (nine centuries) of Scotts. Family includes poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott.
Each week, we highlight a historic or famous person named James. This week's famous James is:
|James David Watkins
(born March 7, 1927 – died July 26, 2012) U.S. Navy admiral, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Secretary of Energy, and head of U.S. government commissions on HIV/AIDS and ocean policy. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949 and served 37 years in the Navy. After retiring in 1986, Jim led a Presidential Commission on HIV; the Watkins Commission called for more research and treatment, and for federal legislation banning discrimination against people with AIDS. As Energy Chief, he led the first program to clean up nuclear plant pollution; he was aided by a background in nuclear energy, having served under Adm. Hyman Rickover, the "father" of the nuclear Navy.
The name "James" is the English equivalent of Jacob; the first Jacob in the Bible was the patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel. "James" is consistently among the most popular names for boys in the U.S.
Plural form of James: According to the Carnegie Mellon Style Guide, "Form plurals of family names that end in 's' by adding 'es.' Right: The Jameses live in Edgewood." See also StackExchange.com.
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