The Foreign Service Journal, June 2003

a commissioner of agriculture for the state of Oklahoma and a rural devel- opment specialist with the Department of Agriculture. He was also a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After retiring from the Foreign Service, Mr. Cornelius established a career as a U.S. bankruptcy trustee for the Federal Bankruptcy Court in Oklahoma City, Okla. He retired from this position in 2001. Mr. Cornelius is survived by his wife Charlene, daughter Johnna, and three grandchildren. Sandor Johnson , 59, retired Foreign Service officer, died in Encinitas, Calif., on Dec. 3, 2002. Mr. Johnson was born in Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1963. After a stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India, he joined the State Department in 1969. He was posted to Ankara in that year, then to Belize as adminis- trative officer in 1971. His next posting took him to Karachi in 1974, where he served as general services officer. He was transferred to Bangui as administrative officer a few years later. In 1978 Mr. Johnson returned to State, where he worked in personnel and communications for seven years. In 1985 he was sent to Buenos Aires as an administrative officer. He served in Mexico City as personnel officer from 1989 to 1994, and in the same capacity at the “tri-mission” in Brussels from 1994 to 1997. After retiring to California in 1997, Mr. Johnson earned a certifi- cate in teaching English as a second language, which he did in private schools and at San Diego Community College. He also found time to pur- sue his interest in Judaism. He was chairman of the Foreign Service Retirees Association of Southern California and an active member of the Foreign Affairs Association of South and Central California. Mr. Johnson leaves his wife, the former Carole Polen, and two sons. The family requests that contribu- tions in his memory be made to the AFSA scholarship fund. George Wesley Ogg , 70, a retired FSO and loving father and grandfather who is remembered for his marvelous sense of humor and dedication to family, community and country, died of ideopathic pul- monary fibrosis on Jan. 29 at Casey House hospice in Rockville, Md. A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Ogg attended Alice Deal Junior High and Woodrow Wilson High School, before going to Paris, France, for his senior year at the American School. Mr. Ogg majored in foreign relations at Colgate University, and received a master’s degree in economics from The George Washington University. He also received a master’s degree in systems analysis from the University of Maryland, which he attended as a presidential fellow. He lacked only the dissertation for a doctorate in economics. Mr. Ogg served in the Air Force as a pilot and photo intelligence officer, and was assigned to Japan in the 1950s. He retired from the Air Force as a captain. In 1954 Mr. Ogg mar- ried Frances Zabilsky in the Navy Chapel on Nebraska Avenue in Washington, D.C. He joined the Foreign Service in 1957, and was posted to Togo, Tangier, British Guyana (now Guyana), Venezuela, Costa Rica and Washington, D.C. In Washington, Mr. Ogg was detailed to the Com- merce Department, served as an eco- nomic and management analyst at State and as executive secretary of a State Department task force on the country director system. He also served on a White House task force on reorganization of the technical assistance functions of the Agency for International Development, and was chief of the commodities and devel- oping countries division in State’s Office of Economic Analysis. In 1977 Mr. Ogg attended the Canadian Defence College in Kingston, Ontario. He was deputy director of the State Department’s Office of Canadian Affairs in the early 1980s, and a member of the U.S.- Canada permanent joint board on defense. His overseas assignments ended with four years as consul gen- eral in Vancouver. From 1986 to 1988 he taught for- eign relations at the National Defense University. Mr. Ogg retired from the Foreign Service in 1988, and continued to teach for several years at NDU. He received the Department of State Superior Honor Award in 1974 and a Meritorious Honor Award in 1980. Mr. Ogg enjoyed his retirement to the fullest, and was known to comment: “How did I ever find time to go to work?” He was an avid ten- nis player and gardener. Fishing, traveling and reading were favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed working on genealogy. Mr. Ogg is survived by his wife of 48 years, Frances, of Potomac, Md.; their two children, David (and his wife Cindy) of Warren, N.J., and 84 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / J U N E 2 0 0 3 I N M E M O R Y