John Henry "Jack" Bouma, 84, a Washington psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who had a private practice here for 27 years before retiring in 1989, died Feb. 17 at his home in Kensington. He had cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Bouma also taught psychiatry at George Washington University Hospital. From 1957 to 1962, he was chief of psychiatry for the Central Intelligence Agency. In this role, he supervised a staff doing treatment, screening and research.
He was born in Edgerton, Minn., to immigrant parents from the Netherlands, and he spoke only Dutch at home until entering first grade at the age of 4. He was valedictorian of his high school class at the age of 16.
During World II, he was a Navy hospital corpsman, serving at a mobile field hospital in western China. He received a Bronze Star.
After the war, he graduated from the University of Minnesota and its medical school. From 1954 to 1957, he studied at the Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kan., then came to Washington as the chief psychiatrist for the CIA.
Dr. Bouma was an elder at Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring, where he also taught a Bible class and sang bass in the choir.
His avocations included photography, calligraphy, gardening, home canning and preparing specialty foods, ranging from peanut brittle to Cajun deep-fried turkey.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Adriana Laura de Haan Bouma of Kensington; five children; four brothers; two sisters; and 11 grandchildren.