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James F. Oakerson

James F. Oakerson was American auditorium manager, stage director. Member of Al Malaikah Stagecraft (director 1981, captain since 1984, convention), International Auditorium Managers Association, American Society Lighting Directors, Royal Order Jesters Lodge, Shrine Lodge (director 1974-1975, 1980-1981).

Background

  • Oakerson, James F. was born on October 7, 1921 in Zwolle, Louisiana, United States. Son of Edna (Thompson) Oakerson.

  • Education

    • Degree, Jefferson Business College, University Idaho. Graduate, Radar School. Graduate, Firefighting School.

      Graduate, Communications School Oceanside.

    Career

    • Head sound Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1946—1950. Head electrician Columbia Broadcasting System, Burbank, California, 1953—1961. Stage manager Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, 1961—1976, auditorium manager, 1976—1988.

      Teacher Scotish Rite Temple, 1983—1984. Lighting design for various operas and religious television. Radio technical 2d class United States Navy, 1942-1945, PTO.

    Membership

    Member of Al Malaikah Stagecraft (director 1981, captain since 1984, convention), International Auditorium Managers Association, American Society Lighting Directors, Royal Order Jesters Lodge, Shrine Lodge (director 1974-1975, 1980-1981).

    Connections

    • Married Hope Oakerson Oakerson (divorced). 1 child James N.; Married Ora Fern Oakerson (divorced 1978). Children: Sharon Ann Cleaver, Mary Alice Pounds, Edna Robinson.
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    Born October 7, 1921
    • 1946 - 1950
      Head, sound Municipal Auditorium
      Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
    • 1953 - 1961
      head, electrician Columbia Broadcasting System
      Burbank, California, United States
    • 1961 - 1976
      stage manager, Shrine Auditorium
    • 1983 - 1984
      teacher, Scotish Rite Temple
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