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Foreign service officer

Joseph Owen Zurhellen, Japanese Foreign service officer. Avocations: flying, photography, ham radio, writing, film making. M C. Pulitzer scholar, 1939. Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946.

Background

Zurhellen,, Joseph Owen was born on July 8, 1920 in New York City. Son of Joseph Owen and Dorrial Bernadette (Levy) Zurhellen.

Education

AB, Columbia University, 1943; postgraduate, Columbia University, 1946-1947; postgraduate, Harvard University, 1947-1948; student, United States Navy Japanese Language School, 1942-1943.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Avocations: flying, photography, ham radio, writing, film making.

Membership

Served as captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1943-1946.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Flying, photography, amateur radio, writing, film making.

Connections

Married Helen Audrey Millar, December 19, 1942. Children: Joseph Owen III, William, Robert, David, Stephanie Jo.

father:
Joseph Owen Zurhellen,

mother:
Dorrial Bernadette (Levy) Zurhellen,

spouse:
Helen Audrey Millar

children:
Stephanie Jo Zurhellen,

Joseph Owen III Zurhellen,

David Zurhellen,

Robert Zurhellen,

William Zurhellen,