JAMES SRODES

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SRODES James L. Srodes (Age 77) Longtime Washington author and journalist, and beloved husband of Cecile Srodes, died on September 27, 2017 after suffering a stroke. Mr. Srodes, a skilled raconteur, was known in the writing community as a talented professional who was generous with advice and encouragement to colleagues. A native of New Castle, PA, Mr. Srodes was graduated from the University of Florida and attended Duke Law School. He worked for newspapers in Florida, North Carolina and Atlanta before joining UPI in 1967 as Treasury and White House economics correspondent. As a newspaperman he covered a number of beats including state and local politics and the early days of the civil rights movement. He later worked for Business Week, Forbes and Financial World, bureau chief for the latter two. He wrote an economics column for the Sunday Telegraph of London and contributed to publications elsewhere in Europe and also in Asia and Africa. He provided regular commentaries for the Business Daily program on the BBC World Service. Mr. Srodes's books included On Dupont Circle; Franklin: The Essential Founding Father; Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal, and the Life of Sarah Aaronson; Allen Dulles: Master of Spies, chosen as Best Intelligence Book of the year by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers; and Dream Maker: The Rise and Fall of John Z. DeLorean. His Franklin biography was selected for the One Book, One Philadelphia program in 2006, the tercentenary of Franklin's birth, and he was the keynote presenter on numerous programs in Philadelphia marking the milestone. A devoted reader, he also reviewed books on the many and diverse subjects which interested him. He was a founding member and president of Washington Independent Writers and served on many committees of the National Press Club. He was a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington and the East India Club in London. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cecile Srodes, and numerous cousins. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the (www.kidney.org).
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Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 1, 2017
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