James Caron

James A. Caron

Division Director - Meteorologist at Macquarie Capital Inc.

Level 6,50 Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
HQ Phone:
+61 2 8232 3333

General Information


Controller, Canadian Operations  - Farley Windows Inc.

Associate Deputy Administrator for Transportation Services  - U.S. Department of Agriculture


Defense Language Institute

Pioneer Valley Regional School

Bachelor of Science degree  - Agricultural Economics , University of Massachusetts

Master's degree  - Cornell University


Member of the Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Board  - National Academy of Sciences

Associate Research Fellow  - View Bio

Energy Commodities Meteorologist  - Citi

Meteorology Officer  - Air Force

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Moderator: Jim Caron, Transportation and Marketing Branch, USDA

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James Caron (View Bio)Associate Research Fellowjimdotcaron@aol.com

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James A. CaronWASHINGTON, D.C. -- James A. Caron, 60, of Washington, former resident of Northfield, Mass., died unexpectedly Friday (7-18-08) at his home. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., July 7, 1948, the son of Fernand "Chick" and Agnes (Garmalo) Caron.Jim grew up in Northfield and was a 1966 graduate of Pioneer Valley Regional School.Jim joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968, and upon graduation from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., he flew reconnaissance missions as a Vietnamese translator in Southeast Asia for over two years.After his military service, he returned to rural Massachusetts where he worked on the Boston & Maine Railroad before returning to college to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics (magna cum laude) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then a Master's degree from Cornell University.James had lived and worked in Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years.Before retiring in 2005, Jim was an economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for more than 25 years, most recently as Associate Deputy Administrator for Transportation Services.During his distinguished career, he traveled extensively oversees to Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East and also participated in a number of humanitarian and foreign assistance projects.He received the Secretary of Agriculture's Honor Award three times and at his retirement, received the Distinguished Service Award, USDA's highest honor.Mr. Caron was a member of the Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences.James Caron was recently the subject of a Washington Post newspaper article entitled, "Juror Skewers Prosecutor's Case in Drug Trail" (Jan. 2, 2008), regarding his letter to U.S. District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts after his 10-month jury service on a major D.C. criminal case.Mr. Caron complained to Judge Roberts about the magnitude of the alleged crimes, the lack of evidence presented by the prosecution to substantiate the serious charges, and the enormous cost of the trial."As a society, we want to get the right people," Mr. Caron said.

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