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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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SEPTEMBER 2013
87
freelance book reviews for a number of
publications, including the
Washington
Post
and the
Wall Street Journal
.
He is the author of a history book,
Gateway: Dr. Thomas Walker and the
Opening of Kentucky
(Bell Country
Kentucky Historical, 2000), and
Quests
(Writers Club Press, 2002).
Survivors include his wife of 58
years, Sandra Dunlop Burns of Wash-
ington, D.C.; two sons, David A. Burns
of Haddonfeld, N.J., and Patrick Burns
of Arlington, Va.; and fve grandchil-
dren.
n
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick Jr.
, 76, a
retired Foreign Service officer with the
U.S. Information Agency, died on May
3 at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., of
complications related to back surgery.
Thomas Joseph Fitzpatrick Jr. was
born in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated
from Pennsylvania State University in
1959, and then served in the Navy.
On his discharge in 1963, he joined
USIA. In 1967, he received a master’s
degree in business administration from
George Washington University. He
served overseas in Mexico, Yugoslavia,
Venezuela, Spain and Brazil.
His professional specialties included
arranging travel for dignitaries, includ-
ing for overseas presidential trips. He
was also known for giving an annual
St. Patrick’s Day party wherever he was
assigned.
Mr. Fitzpatrick retired in 1997 and
moved from Washington to Grasonville
on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Survivors include his wife of 53
years, Joyce Bergdoll Fitzpatrick of Gra-
sonville, Md.; three children, Thomas
J. Fitzpatrick III of Grasonville, Mary
K. Weaver of York, Pa., and Michael K.
Fitzpatrick of Falls Church, Va.; and a
sister.
n
William (Bill) B. Hussey
, 97, a
retired Foreign Service ofcer, died on
May 25 after a short bout with pneumo-
nia at Saddleback Memorial Medical
Center in Laguna Hills, Calif.
Mr. Hussey was born in Bellingham,
Wash. After graduating from Boston
University, he undertook further study
at UCLA and the Naval War College.
He served in the U.S. Navy, rising to the
rank of captain.
During World War II, he partici-
pated in numerous battles in the Pacifc
theater and was on board the battle-
ship USS
Missouri
in Tokyo Bay on
Sept. 2, 1945, when General Douglas A.
MacArthur accepted the surrender of
Japan from Prime Minister Shigemitsu.
After the war he served on the staf of
the commander of the Gulf Sea Frontier
and the commander of the Panama Sea
Frontier.
In 1949 Mr. Hussey joined the For-
eign Service. After specialized training
in the United States and Germany, he
was posted to London as a regional
security supervisor. Soon after reporting
for duty, he was given additional duty as
chairman of the newly created London
Liaison Group.
Due to the blockade of Berlin and
increasing tension with the Russians,
the group was authorized to meet with
U.S. and foreign government authori-
ties throughout Western Europe and
North Africa to develop a coordinated
plan for the evacuation of all Americans
from the region to the United States.
Mr. Hussey wrote the fnal plan, titled
“Operation Whiz Bang.”
Later, he served in Bonn, Munich
and Frankfurt, followed by assignments
to Burma and Tailand. He was deputy
chief of mission in Togo, Malawi and
Madagascar, and also served as chargé
d’afaires in Lesotho and Mauritius.
Between assignments to Tailand and
Lesotho, he served in the department as
deputy chief in the Bureau of Educa-
tional and Cultural Afairs and, sub-
sequently, as deputy chief of cultural
presentations in the same bureau.
After retiring from the Foreign Ser-
vice in 1969, Mr. Hussey was appointed
United Nations Development Program
regional representative for the Western
Pacifc. Headquartered in Apia, Western
Samoa, the staf included members
from 30 countries working on eco-
nomic and social development projects
throughout the island nations.
In 1975 he became a foreign afairs
consultant to several Fortune 500
companies, and in this capacity had
the opportunity to travel throughout
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Tis
work required cooperation with various
regional groups, including NATO, the
European Economic Union and the U.N.
family of organizations.
In 1981 Mr. Hussey was appointed
associate vice president for interna-
tional relations for the Los Angeles
Organizing Committee for the 1984
Olympic Games. Tis was followed in
1986 by appointment as chief of govern-
ment relations on the staf organizing
the three-day celebration of the 100th
anniversary of the Statue of Liberty in
New York.
From 1975 to 1988 he served on the
Board of Directors of the Foundation
of the Peoples of the South Pacifc, the
Los Angeles Sister City Commission and
the Mayor’s African Task Force, and was
vice president of the Worldview Interna-
tional Foundation.
Tennis was one of Mr. Hussey’s great
passions. He had a lifelong devotion to
the game, and he and his wife Piyachart
were nationally ranked in their age
groups well into their 80s. He tire-