James D. Wilson

Long-time San Francisco photographer for Newsweek Magazine, passed away at his home in Oakland on Nov. 30, 2005. Wilson, 70, died of lymphoma.

His photographs appeared in Newsweek over the past four decades. He chronicled the cultural, social and political life of California from Governor Pat Brown through the end of the dot.com era. He retired from Newsweek five years ago.

He was born in Oakland and raised in Ogden, Utah. He moved to San Francisco to take a job as a teletype operator at Newsweek. He was also a gifted pianist, collector of first edition novels and enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his life partner, Sal Archini, five sisters and his Boston terrier, Flo.

Contributions can be made in his honor to:
PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support)
645 Harrison Street, suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 979-9550

A memorial service was held on December 11.

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