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federal government foreign service officer

James Ball Opsata, American federal government foreign service officer. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, Brazil, 1943-1946. Member Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (secretary 1985-1993, secretary Bacon House Foundation 1985-1993), American Foreign Service Association.

Background

Opsata, James Ball was born on May 26, 1908 in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States. Son of Theodore Ollie and Jennie (Johansson) Opsata.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Western Michigan University, 1931. Master of Arts, American University, 1949.

Career

Carpenter, Theo Opsata Builder, St. Joseph, 1922-1929, 35;high school teacher, Royal Oak Michigan Schools, 1928-1935;writer, exhibition attendant, Department of Labor, Washington, 1936-1939;analyst, Federal Secretary Agency, Washington, 1939-1941;personnel director, Office of Strategic Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, 1941-1943;Executive officer, Department of State, Washington, 1946-1951;Executive officer, Office of Price Administration, Washington, 1951-1954;foreign service officer, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1954-1968.

Membership

Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, Brazil, 1943-1946. Member Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (secretary 1985-1993, secretary Bacon House Foundation 1985-1993), American Foreign Service Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, golf, photography.

Connections

Married Helen Shoup, June 15, 1937. 1 child, Margaret Annual.

father:
Theodore Ollie Opsata

mother:
Jennie (Johansson) Opsata

spouse:
Helen Shoup

child:
Margaret Annual Opsata