Born in Sewickley, PA a small town on the Ohio River, fifteen miles downstream from Pittsburgh, John Malone says he has "Ohio River water flowing in my veins.” He was educated at The Hill School, Yale, University of Pittsburgh and London School of Economics.
John retired after thirty years as a career officer in the World Bank, including eight years living with his family in Africa and S.E. Asia as the World Bank’s representative in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Malawi. John and his wife, Christa Waibel, are living in Waynesville, NC, nestled between the Blue Ridge and the Great Smokies. They have five children and eight grandchildren.
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