Hello, my name is Dr John WorldPeace JD.
When I was 8 I felt I had some global agenda to pursue but I had no idea what that was. In 1987, when my first wife of 19 years, abandoned our marriage and 4 children, I decided to change my name to remind me that I was living a new life. I chose John WorldPeace because I had begun writing a novel the year before titled John World Peace.
Two days before changing my name I was talking with an acquaintance and told her I was changing my name. She suggested I become John WorldPeace as opposed to John World Peace because there are a lot of people named John Peace. I followed her advice.
At that point, I assumed my global agenda had something to do with Peace. Over time, I have come to more clearly see a path to that agenda. It is now time for me to significantly increase my efforts in the peace and world peace arena.
In 1966, just before I graduated from high school I visited the school counselor to take some aptitude tests. When she walked away from the desk, I saw a newspaper cutout under the glass on her desk. It was by Robert Frost and what was there said:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood wood, and I ---
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
I followed that vision.
And this by Theodore Roosevelt defines a foundational part of my mindset.
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
See the Vetting Documents in the top navigation panel above to verify the below.
- I am an Advocate for Peace but I am not a Pacifist.
- Age: 70: b. 1948
- Marital Status: Divorced: 4 children, 9 grand children. Presently: Single live alone
- Education: BA Political Science 1970; Bachelor of Accountancy 1978; Doctor of Jurisprudence 1984:
All from the University of Houston (Texas) Central Campus.
For the 10 years of college I worked full time and went to school full time from 1966 to 1969. I married in 1969 and went to school full time until graduation in August 1970. I was drafted and reported for duty in October 1970. May of 1972 I was discharged from the Army. 1972 to 1977 I worked in my own insurance business and raised 4 children with wife one and acquired my Charter Life Underwriter CLU 1975 & Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter CPCU 1978 (each designation required 30 college hours equivalent in insurance studies along with 3 years of working experience in each of the fields) . 1977 to 1980, I worked full time for various companies as an accountant, and went back to school full time, raised 4 children with wife one. 1981 to 1984 I worked full time in my own accounting and tax business, raised 4 children with wife one, and went to school full time until August 1984 when I graduated from Law School. In 1985 I passed the Bar and began to practice law along with accounting and tax in my own businesses. On January 1, 1986, wife one wanted a divorce. We divorced in 1987 after being together for 19 years.
I gave her the accounting business, primary custody of the children, and our house. I took the Law and Tax business. 1988 she abandoned the children. I met wife two and I shut down the tax business and quit taking any new law business and lived off residuals until my youngest son graduated from high school in 1995. In 1996, wife two and I came back to Houston from Denver where we had moved in 1993 to get away from wife one. I reopened my law business.
Career: From 1972 to present; self employed 90% of the time providing services to small businesses in Insurance (8 years), Accounting & Tax (13 years), Law (20 years) & Web Design (20 years) (some business services overlapping in time)
Military: U S Army Sgt 1970-1972. In 1966 when I started college the Vietnam draft was a reality of a growing war. I knew if the war was not over in 1970, I would be going into the Army. So I applied for Air National Guard located at the old Ellington Air Force Base in Houston. It was the unit that George W. Bush was flying in to avoiding Vietnam. In 1968, I got a call to come and sign up. I decided I did not want to be a weekend warrior and turned it down. In 1969, I signed up for Marine Corp OCS. And in early 1970 I was discharged from that program because the Vietnam War was winding down and only men with an engineering degree were allowed in the OCS program. When they held the lottery for the Vietnam draft in 1969 based on birthdays, my number was 2. So I knew as soon as I graduated from college in August of 1970 I would be drafted. After I graduated, I volunteered for the draft and left for the Army on October 12, 1970. On October 15, I got a call from the Marines who said I could go into OCS in March of 1971. I told them I was already in the Army and was not going to discharge and wait around another 6 months to begin my service. I could not trust them not to change the OCS program again. In boot camp at Fort Polk Louisiana, half the men were college graduates and the rest were men they dug out of the backwoods of Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. After 8 weeks of boot camp, I was sent to North Fort Polk for Advanced Infantry Training. They were sending 2000 men a week to Vietnam from Ft Polk. In December 1970, I volunteered to go to NCO school which meant I would not go to Vietnam in March of 1970 but after additional 26 weeks of infantry training go to Vietnam in September. The school graduated 165 sergeants every two weeks and had done so since 1965. The school at Ft. Benning Georgia, was strictly set up to put more NCOs on the ground in Vietnam to hopefully reduce the high rate of casualties in the field. I had a chance to go Airborne and Special Forces at Ft Benning but I wanted to go back to Fort Polk after NCO training so I could go home every weekend during the last 12 weeks of training. In September 1971, I reported to Ft Dix New Jersey to ship out to Vietnam. When I arrived at the receiving station I was miraculously sent to the Southern European Task Force (NATO) in Vicenza, Italy. I was there until May 1972 when I was discharged 5 months early because Nixon was honoring his promise to get America out of Vietnam. So I was drafted, made sergeant, went to Italy, and was discharged 5 months early and only served 19 months instead of 24. And there were enough men volunteering for weekend warrior that I did not have to do that for the balance of my 6 year obligation.
John WorldPeace Military legacy: (From family history handed down to me. I was told as a child that my sister, mother, grandmother were eligible to join the (DAR) Daughters of the American Revolution which I never personally verified. Copies of documents I have do seem to verify the lineage.) William Rountree died 1776 (Ameican Revolutionary War); William Rountree; Mary Rountree Wilbourn; Dracus Lucinda Wilbourn Nance; Clarienda Emaline Frances Nance McPherson wife of Dr Rhese Reed McPherson (Surgeon Confederate States America); Charles Wilson MacPherson who I remember died 1954 at 99 when I was 6: Charles Adrian MacPherson; Esther Bryan MacPherson Ellis: Joyce Elaine Ellis Wolter; Kenneth Edward Wolter (John WorldPeace) My father was a U S Army Staff Sgt at the end of World War Two who processed the Korean ex-patriots from China back into Korea at the end of World War Two.