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Barbara Spyridon Pope

Barbara Spyridon Pope, American federal agency administrator. Scottish Rite fellow, George Washington University, 1979; named one of Outstanding Yound Women in American, 1981, Woman of Year, Daughter of Penelope, 1992; recipient Medal of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North America and South America, 1988, Distinguished Public Service award Secretary Defense, 1989, Dickey Chapelle award Marine Corps League, 1992.


  • Pope, Barbara Spyridon was born on November 10, 1951 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Gus Arthur and Katherine (Soumas) Spyridon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1973. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1980.


    • Industrial counsellor Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Staff assistant Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), Washington, 1974-1979. Executive assistant to general counsel Small Business Administration, employee development specialist, 1980-1982, acting chief of staff, special assistant, 1982-1986, deputy assistant secretary defense force management and personnel (family support, education and safety), 1986-1989.

      Assistant Secretary of the Navy manpower and research affairs The Pentagon, since 1989.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Greek Orthodox


    Member advisory board Charles Edison Youth Memorial Foundation, Washington, 1978-1981. Member Downtown Junior Chamber of Commerce, Washington (board directors 1984-1986).


    • Married James Selkirk Pope, November 24, 1984. Children: James Cantwell, Mary Katherine.
    • father: Gus Arthur Spyridon
    • mother: Katherine (Soumas) Spyridon
    • spouse: James Selkirk Pope
    • children: James Cantwell Pope
    • Mary Katherine Pope
    Barbara Spyridon Pope
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    Born November 10, 1951
    (age 66)