Student, University Buffalo, 1951-1953; student, University Rhode Island, 1955-1957; Bachelor, Florida International U., 1974.
Staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, Buffalo, 1952-1953;
staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, Providence, 1955-1957;
staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, Boston, 1957-1958;
staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, Buenos Aires, Argentina., 1958-1961;
staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, Caracas, Venezuela., 1961-1966;
staff correspondent, foreign correspondent, country manager, division manager, United Press International, San Juan, P.R., 1966, 68;
regional director corporation relations, then vice president operations, ITT World Directories, ITT, San Juan, 1968-1970;
Latin American correspondent, Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance, Washington, 1970-1971;
managing editor, Miami (Florida) News, 1971-1973;
free-lance writer, 1973-1974;
president, editor, public, Hialeah (Florida) Public Company, 1975-1977;
vice president, editorial director, Panax Corporation, Washington, 1977-1980;
vice president, editor, Sacramento Union, 1980-1982;
editor, public, Washington Times, 1982-1984;
managing director, Christian Broadcasting Network News, 1985-1986;
president, Capital Comm. International, since 1986;
editor-in-chief, Conservative Digest, 1988-1989;
vice chairman, Inter-American Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 1991-1994;
consultant external affairs advisor, Inter-American Investment Corporation, 1992-1993;
director strategic planning, Cocetel Holding, Santiago, Chile, 1993-1994;
president, Minera Silver Standard S.A., since 1994;
president, Silver Std., Mexico, since 1995. Free-lance writer; visiting professor Political Science Institute, U. Chile, 1993-1995.
Associate professor Finis Terrae U., since 1993. Adjunct Professor U. Maryland., 1993. Guest lecturer educational institutions, including Boston University, U. Miami, Control U. Venezuela, Catholic U., Andrès Bello U., Chile, U. Chile, University Texas, Austin, U. Concepcion, U. Santiago.
Guest professor of University Florida, 1973.
(Hunters in the Sky: Fighter Aces of WWII)
(Book by Whelan, James R.)
(Book by Whelan, James R)
Board of directors Christian Community Service Agency, Miami, 1973, Hialeah-Miami Springs (Florida) Chamber of Commerce, 1976-1977, Wolf Trap Foundation, 1984-1987. Board directors National Council for Better Education. Chairman print media division United Way campaign, Sacramento, 1981.
Board of Governors Council on National Policy, Washington, 1981-1987. Delegate communications of Californias, 1981. Chairman Council for Inter-American Security Ednl.
Institute, 1986-1990. Member special task force on public safety Greater Washington Board Trade. Member National Commision on Free and Responsible Media, 1983-1984.
Board directors National Business Consortium for Gifted and Talented Children, 1985-1987. Board of Governors International Policy Forum, since 1985. Member Presidential Board Foreign Scholarships (Fulbright Commission), 1986-1992, exec.planning committee, 1987-1992.
With Signal Corps United States Army, 1953-1955. Member National Press Club, Overseas Press Club, University Club (Washington), Georgetown Club, Cosmos Club, Harvard Club (New York City), Club de Officials deFuerza Aerea (Santiago), Club Militar Lo Curro (Santiago), InstitutoO'Higginiano de Chile.
Children from previous marriage: Robert J., Heather Elizabeth. Married Guadalupe Aguirre, 1990.