James E Patterson
I am a former U.S. diplomat and a life member of the American Foreign Service Association. I reported from Brazil, Mexico, The Netherlands, Canada, the U.K., Chile, Venezuela, Peru, France, Argentina, and Washington DC. I write on foreign affairs and diplomatic history. Memberships include National Book Critics Circle, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, California State Society, Agricultural History Society. Dad was a Korean vet who served with Alabama's National Guard 1962-67 for Cuban Missile Crisis, Selma to Montgomery March, integration of the Univ of Alabama. I have a role as a reporter in 2015's "Selma." I contribute to Alabama Voices with Montgomery Advertiser.