James A. Seward
ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
James A. Seward, 76, an Army chief warrant officer who retired in 1976 and became a State Department and peacekeeping official, died Jan. 11 of congestive heart failure at his home in Lake Ridge.
Mr. Seward served in the Army for 20 years, and his assignments included military attache in Kabul; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Quito, Ecuador. He had a combat tour in Vietnam.
His decorations included the Bronze Star Medal.
After his military retirement, Mr. Seward joined the State Department and was an administrative officer at the U.S. consulate in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
In 1981, he became an administrator with the Multinational Force and Observers, a peacekeeping organization focused on the Middle East. He later was a consultant with the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait.
James Arthur Seward was born in Charleston, W.Va.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Wanda Godbey Seward of Lake Ridge; three children, Sherri Bowling of Fairfax Station, James Seward of Merritt Island, Fla., and William Seward of Springfield; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.