John W. Barnum
Administrative Assistant, Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation, Lima, Peru, 1946; Junior Assistant Purser, Grace Lines, 1946; Analyst, First Banking Corporation, Tangier, 1950; Registered Representative, Bache & Co., Paris and London, 1951–1952; Cofounder and Director, Palmer National Bank, Washington, DC, 1978–1994; International Advisory Committee, Air France, 1991–1993.
Enlisted Sonthofen, Germany, 1952; Armor OCS, Fort Knox, KY, Honor Graduate, 1953; Tank Platoon Leader, 19th Infantry Regiment, Jeju and Geoje, South Korea, 1953–1954.
Yale Law School, LLB 1957, Yale Law Journal Board; Instituto de Derecho Internacional y Comparativo, Havana, Cuba, 1957; Cravath, Swaine & Moore in NYC, 1957–1971; White & Case in Washington, DC, 1978–1994; McGuireWoods in Brussels and Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1995–2011 and in Washington, DC, 2012-2013; trust and estates (early Cravath), US antitrust law and EU competition law, international arbitration; Board, American Arbitration Association, 1968–1998; US Delegate, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, 1969 – 1971; Co-chair, Research Subcommittee, President's Committee for Civil Rights, 1963-1971; Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Lecturer on international business arbitration*, 2009-present.
Department of Transportation:
General Counsel, 1971-1973; Deputy Secretary of Transportation, 1973–1977; US Delegate to NATO Committee on Challenges to Modern Society, 1973–1976; Board of Amtrak, 1971–1976; Board of US Railway Association (to design Conrail), 1974-1977; Chairman, Military Airlift Committee, National Defense Transportation Association, 1982–1994.
Yale Corinthian Club, 1946–1948; on charters in the Caribbean, Greek
Islands, Balearics, Croatian Coast, 1960–2007; on my J-40 on NY Yacht Club cruises, 1989–1994; in Holland, Scandinavia, England, Brittany, 1995–2009.
Art and Education:
Yale University, BA 1949; Chairman, International Play Group, a
preschool for UN children in NYC, 1963–1973 (now International Preschools); Board of Directors, NY City Center for Music and Drama, 1969–1975; NY Practicing Law Institute, lecturer on US antitrust law, Venice and Cologne, 1969–l970; The New School (in NYC), lecturer on transportation law, 1972–1973; Fellow, American Enterprise Institute, 1977–1978; Board, Arena Stage (in DC), 1983–1994; Board of Overseers, Corcoran Gallery of Art (in DC), 1980–1994; President, US Federation of Friends of Museums, 2002–2007, 2012–present; Vice President for North America, World Federation of Friends of Museums, 2006–2012; assembled modest collection of modern art (in photo above, "Tête oiseau" by Max Ernst and "UFO" by Stuart Davis) with art consultant and Hirshhorn docent wife Nancy..
James G. Lowenstein
Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1977-1981. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, 1974-1977 with particular responsibility for multilateral institutions -- NATO, EC, CSCE, OECD. Member of delegations to NATO and OECD Ministerial meetings, U.S.-European Community consultations, European Parliament committees.
Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 1965-1974. Senior staff member, Subcommittees on Far Eastern Affairs, European Affairs, Arms Control and Security Agreements. Co-author of published Committee investigative staff reports on Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Greece and European security issues. Member of Delegation, Asian Development Bank Charter Drafting Conference.
Appointed Foreign Service Officer, October 1956. With Department of State's Office of European Regional Affairs, 1957-58; Political Officer, American Embassy, Colombo, Ceylon, 1959-61; Eastern European area and Serbo-Croatian language training, 1961-62; Political Officer, American Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1962–64.
Ensign, Lieutenant (j.g.) USNR, 1952-55. Served aboard USS Coral Sea in the Mediterranean as division officer and on the Naval War College staff.
Entered government service with the Economic Cooperation Administration (Marshall Plan), 1950-51. Served in Paris at the Office of the Special Representative in Europe (Marshall Plan European headquarters). Temporarily detailed to the U.S. Special Mission to Yugoslavia, supervising aid activities in Bosnia-Herzegovina (resident in Sarajevo), and to the U.S. Delegation to the Temporary Council Committee of NATO.
Member, Council on Foreign Relations, International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), Institut Français des Relations Internationales (Paris). Co-founder, Vice Chairman Board of Directors, the French American Foundation*, New York and Paris. Chairman, Advisory Council, American Library of Paris.
Chairman of the Board, Baltic Investments S.A. (Luxembourg); Chairman, the Ukraine Fund; Trustee, Lafarge (US) Holdings Trust; Director, ACP Capital Ltd.; Investment Review Committee, Emerging Eastern Europe Fund; Advisory Board, Foreign and Colonial American Major Companies Fund; Director, AIS Worldwide Fund Ltd. Consultant to Marsh and McLennan and Continental Grain.
Advisory Councils, School of Advanced International Studies and Bologna (Italy) Center of the Johns Hopkins University. Board Member, Refugees International. Trustee, the Madeira School. International Observer Group to observe the 1993 and 1994 elections in Sri Lanka. Senior Elections Adviser to Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia Herzegovina, 1996-1997. USIS lecturer in Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo and Serbia). Articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor.
B. A. Yale, 1949. Officer, Legion of Honor (France).