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James Foster Fanseen

James Foster Fanseen, American Lawyer. Bar: Maryland. 1954, District of Columbia 1968.

Background

Fanseen, James Foster was born on February 3, 1928 in Baltimore. Son of Foster Hooker and Lillian (Seguine) Fanseen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Maryland, 1954. Graduate, Institute Police Community Relations Michigan State University, 1958.

Career

Magistrate, Baltimore City Police Court, 1955-1959;associate, Fanseen & Fanseen, Baltimore, 1954-1962;partner, Fanseen & Fanseen, Baltimore, since 1962. Commissioner Federal Maritime Commission, 1967-1971, acting chairman, 1969, vice chairman, 1969-1971. Professor political science Community College Baltimore, 1963-1970.

Special assistant to administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981-1985. Consultant to administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1985-1988.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Views

Church should organize delegations to different ecumenical conferences throughout the world and actively participate in the global inter-religious dialogues.

Membership

Active National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1965-1980. Member Criminal Justice Commission, 1965-1974, president, 1966-1968. Served to major United States Air Force Reserve, 1950-1969, captain United States Naval Reserve, 1969-1988.

Member American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Baltimore Bar Association, Trial Judges Association, Maryland Law Enforcement Officers, Gamma Eta Gamma (past president), Phi Delta Theta. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington). Baltimore Country; United States Naval Academy Officer and Faculty, Yacht, Power Squadron (Annapolis, Maryland).

Politics

The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.