James "Jim" Waldron was a talented linguist who travelled extensively throughout the Near and Middle East collecting and researching songs, dances, and folklore.
He graduated from the Army Intelligence Language School in Monterey, California where he was an an instructor.
He was a translator for the United States government in Germany and was fluent in Arabic, Japanese, German, Russian, and of course English.
Jim was an Arabic dance Instructor and directed the Almas Arabic Folk Ensemble.
He also was a member of the AMAN Folk Ensemble.