- March 14, 1981
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Grant Goodman (1924 - 2014) was born in 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was attending Princeton University when WWII broke out. He entered the U.S. Army for Intensive Japanese Language School to work in Military Intelligence. Goodman interrogated Japanese prisoners and worked as a worked with GHQ about the surrender terms for Japan. He worked with translating and had some work with the War Crimes Trials. He worked in Tokyo in SCAP during the occupation. When he was discharged a year after arriving in Tokyo, he returned to the U.S. He later became a professor at the University of Kanas to teach Asian studies. He passed away in 2014.