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James Otis Garber

James Otis Garber, American educator. Member American Society Public Administration, American Foreign Service Association.


  • Garber, James Otis was born on December 18, 1902 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel C. and Mary E. (Garber) Garber.

  • Education

    • Student Goshen (Indiana) College, 1920-1922. Bachelor of Arts University of Michigan 1924, Master of Arts, 1927.


    • Teacher, Royal Oak (Michigan) High School, 1924-1925. Assistant political science University of Michigan, 1925-1926. Instructor, then assistant professor political science U. Toledo 1926-1928.

      Secretary commission publicity and efficiency, Toledo, also editor city charter, Toledo, 1928. Secretary bureau civic affairs Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1929-1930. Senior staff St. Louis Bureau Municipal Research, 1930-1933.

      Assistant director committee relief and employment, St. Louis, 1933-1934. Chief examiner Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1934-1935, deputy administrator, then acting administrator Ohio, 1935-1938. Chief examiner World Pet Association, 1935, deputy administrator, Ohio, 1935-1939, executive assistant to assistant administrator, 1939-1940.

      Director selection Civilian Conservation Corps, Ohio, 1936-1938. Chief budget examiner United States Bureau Budget, 1940-1943, chief field service, 1943-1951. Professor public administration George Washington University, 1944, Florida State University, 1950-1951.

      Assistant director field operations OPS, 1951-1953. Real estate salesman, 1953. Consultant commission fiscal affairs, New York State, 1954.

      Assistant director finance, City Philadelphia, 1955. Chief Burma-Thailand division International Cooperation Administration, Washington, 1956-1958. Assistant director technical services United States mission to Thailand, International Cooperation Administration, 1958-1960.

      Chief technical services division USOM, Tunis, Tunisia, 1960-1962. Chief human resources division United States Agency for International Development, Tunis, 1962-1964. Assistant chief management support division Agency for International Development, 1964-1966.

      Lecturer administration management, director Institute Management of Development Projects, Graduate School Public and International Affairs, U. Pittsburgh, 1966. Management consultant, staff consultant Governmental Affairs Institute, Washington, 1967-1969.


    • Author: Toledo-Our Community (with H. T. Shenefield), 1932. Editor Toledo City Journal, 1928.


    Member American Society Public Administration, American Foreign Service Association.


    • Married Esther A. Gillham, August 28, 1926. Children: Bruce Daniel, James Otis, Lynn.
    • father: Samuel C. Garber
    • mother: Mary E. (Garber) Garber
    • spouse: Esther A. Gillham
    • children: Bruce Daniel Garber
    • James Otis Garber
    • Lynn Garber
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    Born December 18, 1902
    Died March 12, 1969
    (aged 66)