James W. von Brunn holds a BachSci Journalism degree from a mid-Western university where he was president of SAE and played varsity football.According to an art website, Von Brunn's family emigrated from Germany in the 1840s and settled in St. Louis.
During WWII he served as PT-Boat captain, Lt. USNR, receiving a Commendation and four battle stars. For twenty years he was an advertising executive and film-producer in New York City. He is a member of Mensa, the high-IQ society.
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