Krancher, Jan A. 1939–

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KRANCHER, Jan A. 1939–

PERSONAL: Born September 1, 1939, in Malang, Java, Indonesia; naturalized U.S. citizen; son of Ludwig Adolf and Henriette Jeane (Klaare) Krancher; married Irene Joyce Hauber (a homemaker), March 1, 1965; children: Glenn Clifford, Sheldon Anthony, Corinne Henriette Krancher-Bruno. Ethnicity: "Dutch-Indonesian." Education: State College of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Deventer, Netherlands, diploma, 1960; University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.S., 1967; California State University, Fresno, M.S., 1976; Donsbach University, Ph.D., 1985. Politics: Republican. Religion: Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints (Mormons).

ADDRESSES: Home—831 West Princeton, Visalia, CA 93277-4778. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Worked as agriculturist and plant breeder in Salinas Valley, CA, for eight years; manager of plant breeding station in San Joaquin Valley, CA; County Environmental Health, Fresno, CA, registered environmental health specialist, 1973–82; Bechtel Engineering, manager of health services in Saudi Arabia, 1982–85; Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency, registered environmental health specialist, 1985–2003; retired. Environmental health and industrial hygiene specialist for companies in Saudi Arabia, including Al-Jubail Petrochemical Co., 1982–85; Everclean Services, Inc., senior food safety auditor, 2000–03. Nutritionist, 1961–. Military service: U.S. Army, interpreter and translator, 1962–65; served in Germany; became sergeant.

MEMBER: National Environmental Health Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Scroll of appreciation, Lord Mayor of Augsburg, Germany; named contributing author of the year, Journal of Environmental Health, 1993.


(Editor and translator) The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942–1949: Survivors' Accounts of Japanese Invasion and Enslavement of Europeans and the Revolution That Created Free Indonesia, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1996.

(Translator from Dutch) Toean Petoro from Mamasa, Xlibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2002.

Contributor of articles in Dutch and English to periodicals, including Journal of Environmental Health.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Captions and subtitles for The Indies POW Camp Experience, a collection of original drawings by a Dutch prisoner of war.



Krancher Consult Environmental Health Professional, (December 28, 2004).