- December 8, 1978
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Joseph Gordon ( - 2012) was born and raised in New York through college, where he attended City College, earning a degree in business administration. After college he worked for two years while learning Japanese and joined the Army in 1943. During the occupation, Gordon was the Chief of the Interpreter as a translator at MacArthur’s Headquarters. He was present for the negotiations about the Constitution, along with his future wife Beate Sirota Gordon who contributed to the Japanese Constitution. He got married when he returned to the United States in 1948. Gordon passed away in 2012.