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* J.D.H. - joined A.A. September 1936, 9 or 10 preceded him, Dr. Bob nicknamed him 'Abercrombie', 1 of few who weren't hospitalized, Southerner, had trouble with spiritual part, left established group to start A.A. group Evansville Indiana (D 46,111-114,140,147-9,258)

* 'Jack, Dr.' - nickname of Norris, Dr. John (Jack) L.

* Jack C. - brought Serenity Prayer Vesey Street office June 1941, rented Bill & Lois a sporty Lincoln Zephyr (A 173,196) (L 126) (P 252)

* Jack D. - early Cleveland A.A., Bill's pigeon (D 182-3, 210)

* Jack G. - Chicago A.A. (D 177)

* Jack M. - editor Grapevine (G 137) (BB3 266-7, 269, 271)

* Jack W. - wife Jean W., lived near Bill & Lois, Bill tried to help, didn't sober up (L 121)

* Jack W. - helped Richmond A.A.'s realize getting away wives & drinking only beer not orthodox AA (A 25)

* Jackie W. - pidgeon of Fitz M., 12th Stepped Jimmy B. (BB3 238-9, 245)

* Jacobs, Frank - had influence Bill's boyhood (B 42)

* Jackson, John - Bill's childhood sweetheart Bertha Bamford pall bearer (P 36)

* Jake H. - A.A. member, associated U.S. Steel, co-led industrial meeting with Dave M. A.A. 15th anniversary (H 118)

* James, William - Harvard professor, founding father American psychology; author Varieties Religious Experience, theory spiritual experiences have definite objective reality & might totally transform man's life; Bill called him 1 of A.A. founders (A 13, 64, 70, 160, 262, 264, 323) (D 69, 104, 306) (G 21) (H 175-6, 196-7, 199, 279-298) (N 20, 23, 33-34) (P 124-125, 197, 199) (W 154, 172) (BB3 28, 569)

* Jameses, Curtis - honored troops preparing to go overseas, invited Bill's whole battery his Newport estate (L 23)

* Jane - pseudonym for Cecil M. (BB3 322)

* Jane S. - 1st woman Akron area maintain few months sobriety, married vice president large steel company (D 122,241)

* Janet G. - she & Bill, edited A.A. Way Life, became As Bill Sees It (G 27) (P 360)

* Janey - daughter of Dr. Earle M. (BB3 351)

* Jean - girl mentioned in story "Too Young" (BB3 318)

* Jekyll & Hyde - (BB3 339)

* Jellinek, Dr. E. M. -Ph.D. - nickname 'Bunky'; world famous scientific, medical authority on alcoholism, cofounded National Committee Education Alcoholism, founded National Committee Education Alcoholism, 1943 founded Yale Center Alcohol Studies moved to Rutgers University New Jersey 1962, author Disease Concept Alcoholism, developed famous Jellinek Chart -curve showing progression of illness & subsequent recovery; invited Bill speak Yale Center early 1940's, after Bill's death awarded him 1st Jellinek Award; with Dr. Haggard began publish Quarterly Journal Studies Alcohol 1940; died 1972 (E 28) (G 67-68) (H 100,188) (L 145) (P 325n)

* Jellinek, Elvin - see "Jellinek, Dr. E. M. -Ph.D."

* Jennie B. - founding mother Boston A.A., daughter Back Bay family, 1 Paddy K.'s 1st 2 successes (A 96) (P 251, 257-258)

* Jim G. - told Ethel M. to put Big Book away, then start on stories (BB3 269)

* Jim S. - former Akron journalist, found by Dr. Bob skid row selling hair oil & panhandling, interviewed & helped all Akron & Cleveland men write Big Book stories, his story "Traveler, Editor, Scholar" in 1st edition - re written and re-named "The News Hawk" for 2nd and 3rd edition (A 164) (D 154) (H 359) (L 113) (P 200) (W 180) (BB1 254-64) (BB2/3 251-60u)

* Jim S., Dr. - physician, originator 1st black group; spoke A.A. 2nd International Convention St. Louis July; "Jim's Story" 2nd & 3rd editions Big Book 1955 (A 37) (P 317) (BB2 471-84u) (BB3 483-96u, 491, 493)

* Jim W. (James Russell Lowell W.) - confidence man, disappeared in A.A. history (L 123)

* Jimmy B. - early New York A.A.; salesman; 1 1st 10 A.A.'s eastern U.S.; insisted toning down "God" references both steps & Big Book, wanted strong psychological emphasis; went Philadelphia needed fellow alcoholics around stay sober, started group 1940; responsible start A.A. Baltimore also; donated his 1st printing /1st edition Big Book to archives; story "Vicious Cycle" 2nd & 3rd editions Big Book, sometimes referred to as 'Jim B' or 'Jim Burwell' (A 17-8, 163)  (B 282, 295) (G 22, 111, 129) (H 201, 363) (L 198) (N 75) (P 199, 204, 214, 221, 244-245, 258n) (BB2 238-50u) (BB3 149-50u, 238-250u)

* Joan C. - best friend of Mrs. Griffith who built Stepping Stones -Wilson's house, helped work out plan so Wilson's could afford it (L 133) (P 259-260)

* Joe - checked Bill's hat & coat at function, former member Al Capone gang (A 102) (B 344)

* Joe D. - A.A.#5, Akron, early Catholic member, "The European Drinker" one of few stories in all 3 editions of Big Book. (D 112) (N 84) (BB1 206-16) (BB2 230-7u) (BB3 ?208, 230-37u)

* Joe M. - his story "Joe's Woes" in 2nd edition only (BB2 445-59)

* Joe McQ. - 1st black Little Rock Arkansas A.A. 1962; participated Charlie P. Big Book seminars (G 112)

* Joe P. - joined A.A. 1942, Dr. Bob's fellow Dartmouth College alumnus (D 18, 191-2, 226, 265, 287-8, 290)

* Joe T. - tried get Bill job Torpedo Motor Company (L 130)

* Joe W. - came from Bowery, New Yorker magazine writer; supporter of Big Book title Alcoholics Anonymous; sober on & off, (some credit him with writing chapter "To Wives") (A 166) (P 202) (W 160)

* John - 2 AAs (John & Bud) met Annie & Felicia at station [?may have been John ('Fitz' M) & Bud (E)] (BB3 415)

* John B. - general manager General Service Office 1988 (G 144)

* John C. - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)

* John P. - his story "The Professor and the Paradox" in 2nd edition (BB2 336-42)

* John R. - joined A.A. March/April 1939, husband of Elgie R., Oxford member, 12 stepped Ethel & Rollo M., barbershop West Exchange Street, Dr. Bob stopped in to chat  (C 50) (D 80, 95, 128, 153, 166, 177, 213, 216-9, 223, 227, 237, 243-4, 251-2, 272, 276-7, 286, 289, 302, 311)

* John S. - joined A.A. Akron January 1940 (D 146,221,275-6,280)

* John W. - help group Richmond realize A.A. was not to get away wives & drink beer at meetings (B 319)

* Johnny P. - Detroit A.A., traveled a lot, inspired many AA's band together, start meetings; started A.A. Kansas City Kansas (A 95) (L 141)

* Johnny R. - see John R

* Johnson, Dick - Bill's Canadian friend, offered Bill job with his firm, Greenshields & Co. -brokerage firm Montreal (B 169) (L 81) (P 86) (BB3 4u)

* Johnson, Dr. Gordon - leading psychiatrist Oslo Norway, helped start A.A. Norway (A 29) (G 72)

* 'Jolly' - nickname Bill's grandfather, see "Griffith, Gardner Fayette"

* Jones, Cy - Bill's brother-in-law, Bill worked as clerk in insurance department of New York Central Railroad for Cy (A 54) (L 30) (P 63)

* Jones, Joan - Lois's fathers 2nd wife (step mother) (L 84)

* Jones, Kleina - General Service Office, conceived flag ceremony international conventions (G 109)

* Jud O. - joined A.A. 1939, wife Dorothy O. (D 230, 233, 236, 279, 290-1)

* Jung, Dr. Carl - Switzerland psychoanalyst; 1 founders modern psychology; wrote Modern Man Search Soul; treated & helped Rowland Hazard 1930, patient over 1 year in Zurich, opinion only thing help was spiritual awakening, suggested ally himself religious movement; Bill felt Jung top of list responsible for A.A.'s creation; Bill wrote him 1961; died June 6, 1961 (A 3, 64, 68, 262) (B 231, 362) (D 69) (H 98, 266-7, 276-277, 281-6) (N 8, 21, 33-35) (P 114, 381-6, 391n) (W 154, 155, 172-173) (BB3 26)


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BOOK REFERENCES USED:

(A)  ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE (AA)
(B)  BILL W. -by Robert Thomsen
(C)  CHILDREN OF THE HEALER -by Bob Smith & Sue Smith Windows as told to P. Christine Brewer
(D)  DR. BOB AND THE GOOD OLD TIMERS (AA)
(E)  A.A. EVERYWHERE ANYWHERE (AA)
(G)  GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN THERE -by Nell Wing
(H)  THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART (AA)
(L)  LOIS REMEMBERS -by Lois Wilson
(N)  NOT-GOD -by Ernest Kurtz
(P)  PASS IT ON (AA)
(S)  SISTER IGNATIA -by Mary C. Darrah
(SM)  THE SERVICE MANUAL (AA, 99'?)
(W)  A.A., THE WAY IT BEGAN -by Bill Pittman
(BB)  *BIG BOOK of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (AA)
Note 1:  Each snippet is referenced: examples; (P 233)=Pass It On, page 233. (N 68)=Not God, page 68. (B 277)=Bill W, page 277
Note 2:  "unnamed" references have a "u" following the page number.
Note 3:  "named" references have "name" after page number where pseudonyms (assumed name) are used in the book.
Note 4:  Big Book edition: example; (BB2/3 193-209u)=Big Book, 2nd & 3rd edition, pages 193 to 209, unnamed.
cofounders of Alcoholics Anoonymous, William Griffith Wilson (Bill W) and Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith, M.D. (Dr. Bob); 1st AA meeting ever, June 10th, 1935.
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