James F. Conway was born on June 27, 1932. As a Democrat he served in the Missouri House of Representatives (1967-1975), the Missouri Senate (1975-1977), and as mayor of St. Louis (1977-1981). For his most recent biographic entry, see the Official Manual of the State of Missouri, 1975-1976. Several former legislative colleagues recommended Mr. Conway for an interview, which also coincided with my growing appreciation of the ROSD phenomenon and its membership. I met Mr. Conway at ACI Plastics, his place of business located just a block or two west of St. Louis University. We sat at a table in his office, a room filled with all sorts of papers, files, folders, and other usual items of commercial enterprise. A montage of photographs caught my eye as I entered the room, for I recognized what appeared to be images if China and the Chinese. Mr. Conway addresses this toward the end of the interview.
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