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A Note from Jack Pfister's daughter, Suzanne Pfister:

It has been more than 6 years since my dad passed away, and people still come up to me with a story of how he helped them, how he changed their life, or just what a truly great man he was. I still find that very touching and extraordinary.

Because of this, we wanted to find a way to capture these stories and continue to celebrate his legacy. Hence the idea for this website was born.

Our family also worked with veteran journalist, Kathleen Ingley, to write a biography about him. She interviewed more than 80 people and captured stories about his life and his contributions to Arizona.  An overview of the book (and how to order it) is in the “Jack’s Biography” section.

So take a few minutes to peruse the site, read some of the reflections about him, and then add your own comments and stories.

Jack's Biography


Everyone’s life story is also a history of the times. That’s especially true of Jack Pfister, who played a role in so many of Arizona’s pivotal issues. The story of Jack’s life is a crash course in state history.  He had high-profile positions, including chief executive of Salt River Project, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and adviser to governors. Just as significant were the many times he kept a low profile or worked behind the scenes... read more!

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"Jack Pfister, one of the last of Arizona's great home grown
community business leaders..."

"...the support of Jack Pfister could - and often did make the difference."

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