Joseph Owen Zurhellen Edit Profile
AB, Columbia University, 1943; postgraduate, Columbia University, 1946-1947; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1947-1948; student, United States Navy Japanese Language School, 1942-1943.
General manager, Universal Sales Company of New York (export-import), 1946-1947; joined foreign service, 1947; vice consul, Foreign Svc., Yokohama, 1948-1950; consul, Foreign Svc., Fukuoka, 1953-1955; consul general, Foreign Svc., Yokohama, 1953-1955; 2d secretary, Embassy, Tokyo, 1955-1956; staff assistant to assistant secretary state for, Far Eastern Affairs, 1956-1959; assigned to, National War College, 1959-1960; deputy principal officer, American Consulate General, Munich, 1960-1962; 1st secretary, American Embassy, Toyko, 1962-1963; American consul general, Kobe Osaka, Japan, 1963-1964; counselor of embassy, American embassy, Toyko, 1964-1968; deputy chief mission embassy, Tel Aviv, 1968-1973; deputy director, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, 1973-1975; deputy assistant secretary state for, East Asian affairs, 1975-1976; ambassador to, Republic of Surinam, 1976-1978; vice president, Foreign Policy Association, 1978-1980; consultant, Foreign Policy Association, 1980; Breman professor political science, U. North Carolina, 1980; visiting professor political science, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, 1981-1990. Professor of University Hawaii, May, July, 1990.
Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946.
Married Helen Audrey Millar, December 19, 1942. Children: Joseph Owen III, William, Robert, David, Stephanie Jo.