James D. Knauss
James Knauss was licensed as a barber in 1966, and worked as a barber for approximately 10 years. He served as investigator for the California Board of Barber Examiners, 1969-1971 and was appointed executive officer of the California Board of Barber Examiners in 1971, and served until 1987. In 1982, Mr. Knauss served as the director of the National Testing Program for the National Association of Barber Boards of America. He purchased and operated barber schools in Sacramento, Stockton, and San Francisco, Calif., from 1987 until retirement.
He wrote Training Manual for Barber Instructors, and Standardized Textbook of Barbering. Knauss was elected president of the National Association of Barber Boards of America in 1964, and again in 1980, serving on the executive board for 10 years. He was inducted into the Barber Hall of Fame in 1990.