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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.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1973;postgraduate, George Washington University, 1977-1980.


Industrial counsellor, Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippistaff assistant, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), Washington, 1974-1979;executive assistant to general counsel, Small Business Administration, Washingtonemployee development specialist, Small Business Administration, Washington, 1980-1982;acting chief of staff, special assistant, Small Business Administration, Washington, 1982-1986;deputy assistant secretary defense force management and personnel (family support, education and safety), Small Business Administration, Washington, 1986-1989;assistant Secretary of the Navy manpower and research affairs, The Pentagon, Washington, since 1989.


Member of 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.