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international commodities trader

James Robertus Sass, American international commodities trader. Decorated two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, others; recipient grant and scholarship National Science Foundation, Oklahoma State University, 1962, Texas Chemical Council award, 1963.


Sass, James Robertus was born on March 6, 1945 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Andrew Michael and Norma Bea (Hegwer) Sass.


Associate of Arts in Behavioral Science, College of Marin, 1974. Bachelor, San Francisco State University, 1976.


Development finance manager, California Equity Investment Group, San Rafael, California, 1974-1976;vice president finance, Group 80, Inc., San Francisco, 1976-1980;president, Massachusetts Plan, Inc., Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1980-1982;president, Republic Mortgage & Investment Corporation, Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1982-1986;president, Interamerican University Finance & Trade Group, Miami, Florida, 1986-1988;president, Ocean Star International Corporation, San Rafael, 1988-1990;partner, Orchid International, San Rafael, since 1990;managing partner, J.R. Sass and Associations, San Rafael, since 1988;president, Interamerican University Food Products, San Rafael, 1990-1993;partner, Four C's International Corporation, San Rafael, 1991-1993;general partner, Equity Partners IV, San Rafael, 1991-1993;general partner, Cencal Development Fund, San Rafael, 1991-1992;general partner, Cencal Development Fund II, San Rafael, 1993. Board directors Morning Star Farms, Firebird International, Inc., Petaluma, California, Zelinsky Center and Museum, Moscow, Cybertech Joint Venture, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, Land and Timber Holdings, limited, Belize City, Belize, International Peninsular S.A. de Curriculum Vitae, Mexico. Consultant Mitsui Trading Company, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, since 1986.

Chairman United States Trade Advisory Board, Washington, since 1993.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (pamphlet) Investing in Mexican Real Estate, 1988.


Past chapter president United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, Vacaville, California, 1978. State vice president Young Republican, Bishop, Texas, 1963-1964. Member American Veterans Alliance, San Rafael,1990.

Sergeant United States Army, 1966-1972, Vietnam. Member of the United States Council for International Business, American Association Exporters and Importers, United States Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Union Entrepreneurs Republic of Belarus, San Francisco International Association, Mensa, World Trade Center Club, Commonwealth Club California (San Francisco).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, travel, martial arts, archaeology, internationallaw study.


Married Diane Marie Quandt, July 12, 1979 (divorced 1991). Children: Charlene, John, Carridad.

Andrew Michael Sass

Norma Bea (Hegwer) Sass

Diane Marie Quandt

Charlene Sass

John Sass

Carridad Sass