- January 15, 1979
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Arthur Dornheim (February 12, 1921 – June 23, 2008) was born in 1921 in Bronxville, New York and grew up in New York until he went to Yale for college. During the war, he was recruited to go out to Boulder, Colorado with the Navy to the Japanese language school which resulted in him going to Japan after graduation with the Shipping Control Authority for the Japanese Merchant Marine (SCAJAP). After leaving SCAJAP, Dornheim worked with the Civil Information and Education Section of MacArthur’s Headquarters. He worked there for a few months and then returned to the United States. Upon his return to the U.S., he worked for the State Department starting in 1949 as a Foreign Service economics officer. In 1977, Dornheim retired and becamse the Executive Director of the Japanese – American Society. He passed away in Maryland in 2008.