Howard, Jack, 1924


Howard, Jack, 1924


Bio: Jack Howard (b. August 26, 1924, Santa Ana, California), labor relations consultant. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1948 and a M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1952. Howard worked as a reporter for the Springfield Daily News in Ohio from 1949 to 1951 and was the labor editor for the San Francisco Chronicle from 1952 to 1960. He was the chief investigator for the House of Representatives Government Information subcommittee from 1960 to 1963, worked as special assistant to the Under Secretary of Labor from 1963 to 1964, was the administrator for the Neighborhood Youth Corps from 1964 to 1966 and the Bureau of Work Programs from 1966 to 1967, and was the executive assistant to the Secretary of Labor in 1968. After his time with the Department of Labor, Howard worked with the William Benton Foundation in New York City from 1971 to 1980 and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) from 1976 until his retirement in the early 2000s.


LBJ Connection: Journalist; Staff, Government Information Subcommittee of House Committee on Government Operations, 1960-1963; Special Assistant to Under Secretary of Labor, 1963-1964; Director, Neighborhood Youth Corps, 1964-1968; Special Assistant to the Secretary of Labor, 1968