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Museum director

James Orr Denby, Museum director. Decorated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Served in Intelligence corpus, United States army, 1914-1918. Member Metropolitan Club (Washington), Quadrangle Club (Princeton), City Club (Capetown), Meath Hunt Club (Dublin). M C.

Background

Denby, James Orr was born on August 30, 1896 in American Legation, Peking, China. Son of Charles and Martha (Orr) Denby.

Education

AB, Princeton University, 1919. AM, George Washington University, 1921.

Career

Third secretary, Embassy, Tokyo, 1921-1923; 3d secretary, Legation, Athens, Greece, 1923-1927; 2d secretary, Legation, Peiping, China, 1927-1930; 1st secretary, Legation, Dublin, Irish Free State, 1930-1936; consul, Capetown, South Africa, 1936-1943; assigned to, State Department, Washington, 1943, 49-56; counselor, Legation, Vienna, 1946; director, Museum of Society of Cincinnati, from 1954.

Membership

Served in Intelligence corpus, United States army, 1914-1918. Member Metropolitan Club (Washington), Quadrangle Club (Princeton), City Club (Capetown), Meath Hunt Club (Dublin). M C.

Connections

Married Phyllis Douglas Cochran, February 19, 1927. Children: George Cochran, Douglas.

father:
Charles Denby

mother:
Martha (Orr) Denby

spouse:
Phyllis Douglas Cochran

child:
George Cochran Denby

child:
Douglas Denby