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James Daniel Holland, American columnist. Decorated Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with 2 oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart with 1 oak leaf cluster; recipient Joint Commendation medal, United States Department Defense-Thailand.


Holland, James Daniel was born on February 19, 1913 in Alameda, California, United States. Son of James Clinton and Marian Eleanor (O'Connell) Holland.


Diploma in Military Science, United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1952. Student, Industrial College, 1954. Student, Heidelberg University, 1955.

Student, San Jose State University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Business Management, California Coast University, 1991. Master of Business Administration, California Coast University, 1995.


Various positions, Alameda County, Oakland, California, 1932-1939;second in command Lieutenant, United States Army, 1939;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Armyretired, United States Army, 1967;executive vice president public relations, Fairhurst International, San Francisco, 1967;special assistant, unites states department State, Vietnam, 1967-1972;general manager, Renaissance II, Los Angeles, 1972-1974;director, manager, Vinnell Corporation, Saudi Arabia, 1975-1979;associate editor, writer, columnist, The Asia Mail, Alexandria, Virginia, 1979-1983;associate editor, writer, columnist, Travelog Magazine, Houston, 1984-1986;writer, consultant, San Francisco, since 1986. Advisor, board directors Vacation International, Seattle, 1987-1994. Board of Governors Far East Society, 1985-1987, emeritus, 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Burma, The Untold Story, 1986. Contributor numerous articles to Modern Asia, Copley News Service, The Philippines Mail, Asian Voice, 1982-1990. Columnist Far East Society, since 1995.


Board directors American Vietnamese Foundation, San Francisco, 1988-1990. Member Retired Officers Association, Pacific-Asia Travel Association, Korean-American Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club, Merchants Exchange Club, Burma Star Association.


Married Vendel Clara Neilsen, September 9, 1934 (deceased 1960). Children: James E., Christine E., Patricia C. Married Kathryn Atheldon Wyatt, February 10, 1962.

1 stepchild, Victor O. Warren.

James Clinton Holland

Marian Eleanor (O'Connell) Holland

Vendel Clara Neilsen

Kathryn Atheldon Wyatt

James E. Holland

Christine E. Holland

Patricia C. Holland