James B. White, Former JSA President, Dies at 82

James B. White, a former longtime president of the Jewelers' Security Alliance, died Sept. 6 following a brief hospitalization. He was 82. White led JSA from 1965 until 1992, a period of change and growth for the group, as there was a growing awareness of security issues within the industry. "Jim was a giant of this industry, a great man who commanded huge respect and admiration," said John J. Kennedy, White's successor as JSA president and counsel. "He made enormous contributions to the industry's safety and security. Even today, in travels around the country, jewelers frequently tell me that [what] Jim [did] helped them prevent a crime or even saved their lives. He touched thousands of jewelers in a positive way." Born and raised in Manhattan, White became an FBI agent after service as a U.S. Army Air Force officer in World War II. He later was appointed an assistant U.S. attorne
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