Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

An influential student from the pre-World War II era was Jack W. Cadman (1918-2003), who studied forensic science at FJC in the late 1930s. After serving in the Navy during World War II, Cadman started the first Orange County Crime Laboratory in 1948 in a converted women’s restroom in the county jail. For the first ten years, he worked alone, establishing methods for analyzing drugs and narcotics, and for typing blood found at crime scenes. He created groundbreaking methods using the gas chromatograph and ultraviolet spectrophotometer for identifying samples of blood, breath, and urine, and his research laid the groundwork for development of the Breathalyzer.