Stockard, James G. 1915(?)-2002

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STOCKARD, James G. 1915(?)-2002


Born c. 1915, in TX; died of leukemia, February 14, 2002, in Alexandria, VA; married; wife's name Nadene; children: James G., Jr., Ruth S. Stockard Flynn, Janet Stockard de Merode. Education: University of Texas, B.B.A., 1936; American University, M.P.A. Hobbies and other interests: Playing tennis.


Worked briefly as a high school teacher; clerk-typist in Washington, DC, beginning 1937; worked as training and development specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, General Services Administration, and Department of State; U.S. Postal Service, Washington, DC, began as training and development specialist, retiring in 1972; independent management consultant, beginning 1972. Member of school board of Arlington, VA, 1955-68, also served as board chair; volunteer with Arlington Citizens Committee for School Improvement; proponent of school desegregation; educational advisor to United Nations.


International Personnel Management Association, American Society for Public Administration, Training Officers Conference.


Career Development and Job Training: A Manager's Handbook, AMACOM (New York, NY), 1977.

Rethinking People Management: A New Look at the Human Resources Function, AMACOM (New York, NY), 1980.

Author of three other books.



Library Journal, March 15, 1980, Jane Kathman, review of Rethinking People Management: A New Look at the Human Resources Function, p. 718.

Personnel Psychology, winter, 1980, Lynn S. Summers, review of Rethinking People Management, pp. 850-853.



Washington Post, February 17, 2002, obituary by Louie Estrada, p. C6.*