James A. Se­ward


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Ti­mothy R. Smith

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.

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