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James William Cheevers

James William Cheevers, museum curator.


  • Cheevers, James William was born on February 15, 1942 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Albert W. and Mildred (Guidi) Cheevers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College William and Mary, 1963.


    • Curator 2d Infantry Division History Center, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1965-1966, United States Army Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, 1966-1967. Curator of collections United States Naval Academy Museum, Annapolis, Maryland, 1967-1971, senior curator, since 1971, associate director, since 1982.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, since 1985, vice president 1990-1991, president 1991-1994. Member advisory board Maryland Commission on Afro-American History and Culture, 1985-1990. Board advisors History Annapolis Foundation and Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, since 1990.

    With United States Army, 1964-1966. Member American Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, International Congress Maritime Museum, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Forum (chairman since 1979), International Institute Conservation of History and Artistic Works, American Institute Conservation, Washington Conservation Guild, National Maritime History Society, United States Naval Institute, Naval History Foundation, History Naval Ships Association North America (executive secretary since 1985), United States Naval Academy Speakers Bureau, History Annapolis, Anne Arundel Bird Club (vice president 1975-1976, president 1976-1978, 80-82, 85-87), Maryland Ornithological Society (president 1978-1980, 82, 85-86, chairman education committee 1984-1990, coordinator Maryland breeding bird atlas project 1983-1987), National Audubon Society, Audubon Naturalist Society, American Birding Association, North America Bluebird Society, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Cape May Bird Observatory, American Legion (past post vice-commander and adjutant), Friends of Annapolis Symphony, International Club of Annapolis (executive director 1978-1981, president 1981-1983).
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    Born February 15, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1963
      College William and Mary
    • 1965 - 1966
      Curator 2d Infantry Division History Center
      Fort Benning, Georgia, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      Curator 2d Infantry Division History Center
      Fort Benning, Georgia, United States
    • 1967 - 1971
      curator of collections United States Naval Academy Museum
      Annapolis, Maryland, United States