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James O'D. Maher, Foreign Service officer
James O'D. Maher, Foreign Service officer

James O'D. Maher, a retired Foreign Service officer and volunteer, died Jan. 31 at his home in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood of cancer. He was 93. The son of Thomas F. Maher, a Mountain Valley Water salesman, and Florence O'Donnell Maher, a homemaker, James O'Donnell Maher was born in Middletown, R.I., and spent his early years in Washington before moving with his family to Catonsville. He was a 1939 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from what is now Loyola University Maryland. During World War II, he served as a squad leader for the Army's 158th Field Artillery and at the end of the war was discharged with...

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