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James O'Connor Sargent

James O'Connor Sargent, American freelance writer. Decorated Bronze Star, Chinese medal of freedom, others; recipient 1st prize National Fiction Contests, 1960, 61.

Background

  • Sargent, James O'Connor was born on June 15, 1918 in New York, United States. Son of Joseph Hughes and Maryann Josephine (O'Connor) Sargent.

  • Education

    • Student, British Intelligence School, Calcutta, India, 1944. Student, Fordham University, 1951.

    Career

    • Ghostwriter, freelance writer,, from 1949. Founder Washington Writers Group, Washington, from 1960.

    Works

    • Editor, researcher, writer (Bell Aircraft Company in-house publication) History of the Helicopter, 1952. Author: (novellas) You Don't Bury on Christmas, 1960, Interregnum in a Commune, 1968, The Button Man, 1969, Moon in Pisces, 1970, Death in Saigon, 1971, Last Minuet in Washington, 1973, (MWA Anthology) Killers of the Dream, 1974. (screenplay) Queen Victoria and Lady Flora, 1993.

      (play) Loss of Innocence, 1994, (with Dakin Williams) Satanic Chapters, 1997. Published over 1900 works.

    Membership

    Liaison with Peiping Aviators Association, since 1995. Major United States Air Force, 1942-1947. Member 14th United States Air Force Association, United States Library. of Congress, 528th Fighter Squadron Association (officer), American Museum Natural History, National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Personality

    Interests

    Walking 3 miles per day, 19th and 20th century royal genealogy, world war i & ii history, friendships.

    Connections

    • Married Mildred Elizabeth Clark, April 19, 1949.
    • father: Joseph Hughes Sargent
    • mother: Maryann Josephine (O'Connor) Sargent
    • spouse: Mildred Elizabeth Clark
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    Born June 15, 1918
    Died December 8, 2000
    (aged 82)
    Nationality
    • 1944
      British Intelligence School
    • 1951
      Fordham University