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James Otis Garber


James Otis Garber, American educator. Member American Society Public Administration, American Foreign Service Association.


Garber, James Otis was born on December 18, 1902 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Samuel C. and Mary E. (Garber) Garber.


Student Goshen (Indiana) College, 1920-1922. Bachelor of Arts University of Michigan 1924, Master of Arts, 1927.


Teacher, Royal Oak (Michigan) High School, 1924-1925. Assistant political science University of Michigan, 1925-1926. Instructor, then assistant professor political science U. Toledo 1926-1928.

Secretary commission publicity and efficiency, Toledo, also editor city charter, Toledo, 1928. Secretary bureau civic affairs Toledo Chamber of Commerce, 1929-1930. Senior staff St. Louis Bureau Municipal Research, 1930-1933.

Assistant director committee relief and employment, St. Louis, 1933-1934. Chief examiner Federal Emergency Relief Administration, 1934-1935, deputy administrator, then acting administrator Ohio, 1935-1938. Chief examiner World Pet Association, 1935, deputy administrator, Ohio, 1935-1939, executive assistant to assistant administrator, 1939-1940.

Director selection Civilian Conservation Corps, Ohio, 1936-1938. Chief budget examiner United States Bureau Budget, 1940-1943, chief field service, 1943-1951. Professor public administration George Washington University, 1944, Florida State University, 1950-1951.

Assistant director field operations OPS, 1951-1953. Real estate salesman, 1953. Consultant commission fiscal affairs, New York State, 1954.

Assistant director finance, City Philadelphia, 1955. Chief Burma-Thailand division International Cooperation Administration, Washington, 1956-1958. Assistant director technical services United States mission to Thailand, International Cooperation Administration, 1958-1960.

Chief technical services division USOM, Tunis, Tunisia, 1960-1962. Chief human resources division United States Agency for International Development, Tunis, 1962-1964. Assistant chief management support division Agency for International Development, 1964-1966.

Lecturer administration management, director Institute Management of Development Projects, Graduate School Public and International Affairs, U. Pittsburgh, 1966. Management consultant, staff consultant Governmental Affairs Institute, Washington, 1967-1969.


  • Author: Toledo-Our Community (with H. T. Shenefield), 1932. Editor Toledo City Journal, 1928.


Member American Society Public Administration, American Foreign Service Association.


Married Esther A. Gillham, August 28, 1926. Children: Bruce Daniel, James Otis, Lynn.

Samuel C. Garber

Mary E. (Garber) Garber

Esther A. Gillham

Bruce Daniel Garber

James Otis Garber

Lynn Garber