Galveston County Daily News, Jan. 28, 2007 GALVESTON - One of the foremost spokesmen of the importance of good citizenship in Galveston was born in Iran. "Persons not born in the U.S. who are given the opportunity to come to this country and make a life for themselves and their families should never take their U.S. citizenship for granted," Dr. Reza Jahadi said. "A tremendous responsibility of all citizens, natural born or not, is to practice good citizenship and contribute to the betterment of your community." Jahadi has spent decades teaching young physicians and medical students that they should play a larger role in public life. Jahadi has served organizations ranging from the Boy Scouts to the Junior League. He's been president of the Galveston Chamber of Commerce. Jahadi left private practice in 1997 but has continued to work at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is retiring and is heading to California.