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James F. Oakerson Edit Profile

Stage director , auditorium manager

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.

father:
Edna Oakerson

spouse:
Hope Oakerson Oakerson

spouse:
Ora Fern Oakerson

child:
James N. Oakerson

child:
Sharon Ann Cleaver Oakerson

child:
Mary Alice Pounds Oakerson

child:
Edna Robinson Oakerson