John Renaldo Ottina
- Category : 1931-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Incarnation 2
American business executive and civil servant, he was the 20th United States Commissioner of Education and Assistant Secretary of Administration and Management in the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Appointed by President Nixon in 1973, he had previously served as Deputy Commissioner beginning in 1970. With a B.A. in math, he also held a Ph.D. from the University of California in educational psychology. He began his career as a math teacher and then became a systems analyst, rising to become Chairman of Worldwide Information Systems until he left for Washington, DC in 1970 to take on his first government position. . In 1977 he left government service to work for American Management Systems. In 1990 he retired and turned to his hobby of working with his hand to create home furnishings.
He served in the military in the early 1950s during the Korean War.
Married twice and divorced once, he had three sons from his first wife.
He died at his Marshall, VA home on September 30, 2008 of pancreatic cancer.