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Joseph Cameron (26th c.)

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Joseph Cameron
Character Profile
Born 2507[1]
Died 2549[1]
Affiliation House Cameron
Position Director-General
Parents Samson Anders (father)
Deborah Cameron (mother)
Siblings Ian Cameron

Joseph Cameron was a House Cameron nobleman, officer, diplomat, politician, and the 12th Director-General of the Terran Hegemony.

History[edit]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Oldest son of Deborah Cameron, Joseph Cameron joined the Hegemony Armed Forces and became a combat officer in its Marine Corps. However, his career was cut short due to a training accident, which claimed his right eye. He was then transferred from field service to desk job. There, while working for the Hegemony's Department of Foreign Relations, he became known as an accomplished negotiator. He openly supported his mother's new Strategy of Aggressive Peacemaking initiative she implemented in 2540.

By age 35, he had ascended to the position as ambassador to the Lyran Commonwealth. His diplomatic career prepared him for new challenges when he ascended to the Director-Generalship.[2]

Director-General of the Terran Hegemony and his Assassination[edit]

In 2542, when his mother retired as Director-General, she designated him as her successor. After ascending to the throne, he announced he would maintain his mother's Aggressive Peacemaking policies. However, unknown to him, some within the military became dissatisfied with the old Director-General's Peacekeeping policy, which favored diplomats over the military. This collective dislike policy became organized into a cabal, plotted against Joseph. The overtaxed Hegemony Central Intelligence Bureau failed to alert Joseph on what would bring the Hegemony into crisis.

A member of the cabal was administrative clerk of the Hegemony's Marine Corps by the name of Captain Henry Green. The captain took matters into his own hands, being tired of Cabal's lack of action. In September 19th, 2549, he entered the grounds of Joseph's Palace on Terra, and patiently wait 27 hours for his opportunity to vent his frustrations.

From a tree in the Palace's grounds, he took aim and fired his laser rifle as Joseph left his Limo. Joseph had taken his laser resistant jacket off just moments before when Green's second shot hit him. Six days after the assassination attempt, Joseph died from his wounds.[3]

Family and Legacy[edit]

Joseph's death marked the beginning of the Hegemony's September Revolt. His brother Ian would take up the leadership of the Hegemony and found the original Star League.[4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 183, "Cameron Family Tree"
  2. The Star League, p. 33, "Hegemony in Crisis"
  3. The Star League, pp. 33 & 183, "Hegemony in Crisis"
  4. The Star League, pp. 33-35 & 183, "Family Tree"

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