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Ronald James

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Ronald J. James, American former civilian military employee, lawyer.

Background

James, Ronald J. was born on April 8, 1937. Son of Raymond Babe and Jennie May (Smith) James.

Education

Bachelor, University Missouri, 1959. Juris Doctor, American University, 1966. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1971.

Career

Legislation aide United States Congress, Washington, 1963-1964. Director City of Waterloo, Iowa, 1966-1967. Assistant county attorney Black Hawk County, 1967-1969.

Special assistant to counselor to President The White House, Washington, 1970-1971. Trial attorney United States Department Transportation, 1971-1972. Assistant general counsel Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Chicago, 1972-1975.

Administrator wage and hour division United States Department Labor, Washington, 1975-1977. Partner Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Cleveland, 1977—2003. Chief human capital officer United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, 2003—2006.

Assistant sec for manpower & reserve affairs, Department Army United States Department Defense, 2006—2009.

Achievements

  • Bar: Iowa 1966, Ohio 1977, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972.

Membership

1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1963.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Soccer, skiing, history.

Connections

Married Vivian Thelma, June 1961 (div. September 1969); Married Patricia O'Donnell, October 31, 1970. Children: Ronald Junior, Kevin, Shannon, Kelly, Catlin.

father:
Raymond Babe James

mother:
Jennie May (Smith) James

spouses:
Vivian Thelma

Patricia O'Donnell

children:
Ronald Junior James

Kevin James

Shannon James

Kelly James

Catlin James