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 financial crime, foreign affairs, finance, and cyber. Memberships include American Society of Journalists and Authors, National Book Critics Circle, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, California State Society, New York State 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. In 1954, Albert Patterson, a relative and an attorney who had won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General, was murdered by mob assassins in Phoenix City, Alabama.
Awards and Recognition
- 2018 Honorary Colonel Alabama National Guard.
- 2017 Chairman's Award Special Olympics of Alabama