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Federal agency administrator , journalist

John Frederick Barton, American federal agency administrator, journalist. Vestryman St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, 1974-1976. With United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member State Department Corrs. Association (president 1975), National Press Building Corporation (board directors 1978-1984), National Press Club (governor 1978-1984) (numerous merit awards), Overseas Writers Club, Overseas Press Club.

Background

Barton, John Frederick was born on May 24, 1932 in Saginaw, Michigan, United States. Son of Glenn Earl Barton and Helen Ruth (Harkin) Leslie.

Education

Student, Kenyon College, 1950-1951;student, Tulane University, 1956-1957;Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1959.

Career

Reporter, United Press International, Madison, Wisconsin, 1959-1961;reporter, Chicago Tribune, 1961;manager for Pakistan, United Press International, Karachi, 1961-1964;manager for South Asia, United Press International, New Delhi, India, 1964-1966;night editor for Asia, United Press International, Tokyo, 1966-1967;state department, White House, congressional reporter, United Press International, Washington, 1967-1984;acting editor, Asia, Voice of America, Washington, 1984-1986;deputy, European Wireless File, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1987-1994;division director, United States Information Agency, Washington, since 1994.

Membership

Vestryman St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, 1974-1976. With United States Navy, 1952-1956. Member State Department Corrs.

Association (president 1975), National Press Building Corporation (board directors 1978-1984), National Press Club (governor 1978-1984) (numerous merit awards), Overseas Writers Club, Overseas Press Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, composing, literature, bird watching, baseball.

Connections

Married Anne Louise Alderman, November 29, 1975.

father:
Glenn Earl Barton Leslie

mother:
Helen Ruth (Harkin) Leslie

spouse:
Anne Louise Alderman