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The Barbershop Harmony Society
A Registered Quartet of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc.

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Jim Daly




Tenor (Emeritus)  --  Sound Judgment

Jim Daly was small in High School in a Washington mill-town, so he was not able to participate in many of the artistic activities he would have liked to.  He gave up the violin in the eighth grade and did not sing in order to avoid being beat up more often than he already was.  Instead he joined the U. S. Marine Corps to grow up and get tough, upon graduation in 1970.  (Really he wanted to avoid working in one of the mills all his life).

The Marine Corps was good and he ended up spending 22 years.  Along the way he visited Viet Nam and 26 other countries virtually around the world (even if his view of these exotic places was only about 500 meters out from a fighting hole).  In 1979, Jim was selected to participate in the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP), and study at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. In March 1981, he graduated with a B.S. in Management and a second B.S. in Finance, and was Commissioned a Second Lieutenant.  Then in 1986, Jim applied for and was accepted to study Information Systems Technology at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. 

Jim had always sung enthusiastically (spelled LOUD) in church, but was never a member of any performing group until he began singing barbershop lead and baritone (but not at the same time) in Monterey with the Cypressaires of the SPEBSQSA Far Western District in 1986, to release some of the pressures of study.  He graduated in 1987 with an M.S. in Information Systems Engineering, and reported to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey for his "payback" tour. Jim continued his Business Administration education and received an M.A. in Management/Business Administration from Webster University in 1989.  He then began a nine year career as an Adjunct Professor of Information Technology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.

In New Jersey Jim joined the Asbury Park Chapter where he sang tenor (which is why Jim's picture in dress, wig, and heels is prominent in the Chapter history). In 1988, Jim was asked to join the Quartet College Tradition to replace a departing member. He sang with this non-competitive quartet until 1994 when it disbanded. He gave up active participation in chorus in 1993 due to external schedule pressures. Having moved to California he joined the San Mateo County Chapter Golden Chordsmen in November 1999, and was a founding member of Sound Judgment in July 2000.  He also sings as a member of his church choir at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Pacifica, CA.

Jim is the Systems Manager for the San Francisco Regional Office of the Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration. He manages 40 personnel in network support, data entry, imaging, and clerical support functions. He is responsible for over 900 accounts on a network of 57 sites from Guam to Anchorage to Denver to Phoenix.

Jim loves to run.  He also reads, enjoys wood working, auto mechanics, and PC's.  He builds and repairs computers as a sideline, and built and maintains websites for the Quartet, the San Mateo Chapter Golden Chordsmen, and Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

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