05/26/13 — JAMES E. HOUSE

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Died Feb. 26, 2013

Civil rights activist, entrepreneur and "servant of the people," Jim began his career as an engineer in the aircraft and aerospace industry responsible for the design and testing of the F4 Phantom for the Vietnam conflict and worked on the development of the 747 as the nation's first commercial jumbo aircraft.

As a presidential appointee under the administrations of both Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, House served as the director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

House died on Feb. 26, 2013, and was interred on March 4, 2013, at Columbia Memorial Park in Clarksville, Md.


Published in Obituaries on May 26, 2013 10:43 AM