NORFOLK, VA, August 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- James VanAllen Bickford III has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
James VanAllen Bickford III was born in and lives in Norfolk, Virginia. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the VMI Kappa Alpha Honor fraternity. He was selected to work on the mercury program at NASA Langley Virginia. After the death of both of his parents, he entered the U.S. Army as a Second Lieutenant, attached as an engineer to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master's Degree in Regional Planning. He worked with his uncle in Hampton, Virginia developing land and constructing real estate. He opened his own firm in Norfolk, Midlantic Builders LLC, which he continues to operate and own. He develops in Virginia and North Carolina. He served as the president of the OBX Builders Association. He is devout Christian, he celebrates life every day. He graduated from the Shalem Institute in Washington D.C. with a certificate in Spiritual Direction. He has served on the vestry of Christ in St. Luke's church in Norfolk and on the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. He hires 50 homeless persons every other week to pick up trash around the church. He has a lifelong interest in art and regularly paints as a past time. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Marine Artists. He is an accomplished cook and provides excellent meals for his wife, Blair, and four grown sons with family, when they visit.
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