James B. Rhoads

American archivist

James Berton Rhoads (September 17, 1928 – April 7, 2015) was an American civil servant. He served as Fifth Archivist of the United States. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa.[1] Rhoads received his B.A., in 1950, and M.A., in 1952, from the University of California at Berkeley. He later earned his Ph.D. from American University in Washington, DC.[2]

James B. Rhoads
James B. Rhoads, Fifth Archivist of the United States
Born(1928-09-17)September 17, 1928
DiedApril 7, 2015(2015-04-07) (aged 86)
Spouse(s)Sadie Angela Handy

Rhoads died on April 7, 2015 in Leavenworth, Kansas, aged 86.[2]


  1. "Rhoads, James." The International Who's Who, 1989-90 (1989). p. 1304.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nieuwsma, Alex (April 13, 2015). "Remembering James Berton 'Bert' Rhoads, Fifth Archivist of the United States (1968-1979)" [blog post]. Prologue. National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 2015-04-18.

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