Dr. James Judson Beggs
- January 6, 1924 - May 4, 2011
- Corralitos, California
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“Jim made my experience while in graduate school at SJSU a very special time in my life. He was much more than a professor - he was my friend. I'll...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Warren Towner - Morro Bay, CA
“I too was a student in the Counselor Education program at San Jose State in the early 1980s and remember Dr. Beggs with his calm, quiet ways. To...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Sharon Dirnberger - Santa Cruz, CA
“What a kind man Jim was. You can see it in his eyes. Soft-spoken, with such a keen mind, interested in many things. I worked on one of his...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Jenny D'Angelo - Santa Cruz, CA
“I wanted to express my sincere condolences for your recent loss. It's painful to lose someone dear to us.
4 of 6 | Posted by: lucretia janes - watsonville, CA
“Dear Brigitta, Sarah and Sam,
May your memories heal your loss during this this time. We are thinking of you and send our love.
Anne and Jeff
5 of 6 | Posted by: Anne Ratto/Jeff Manker - CA
“Dr. Beggs was my faculty advisor at San Jose State. He guided me through the process of getting my M.A. in counseling education. I graduated with the...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Richard Ruppe - Aptos, CA
James J. Beggs, Age 87, passed away from complications related to Parkinson’s Disease, on May 4, 2011 in Watsonville.
A Native of Oregon, Dr. Beggs lived in Corralitos for 22 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale after serving with distinction in the US Army in WWII, in North Africa and Europe.
He returned to Stanford, was rowing crew coach of the US Olympic Rowing Team, and received his MA in 1951. He received a PhD in Psychology in 1967 from University of Oregon—his home state.
Returning to the San Francisco Bay area and San Jose State University he was full professor in the Psychology Department; twice department chairperson and once Division head. He retired in 1992.
Dr. Beggs was the author of three publications on the processes of Psychology.
He is survived by his wife, Brigitta, his step-children Sam and Sarah Berweger and two cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.