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Gordon Dorrance

Gordon Dorrance, American publicist, writer. Decorated Commander Order of the Phoenix, 1930. Served as Lieutenant Engineers, United States Army, in France, 1918-1919; Member Pennsylvania Forest Commission, 1936.; Member Society Mayflower Descs, Presbyterian; Mason.


  • Dorrance, Gordon was born on June 14, 1890 in Camden, New York, United States. Son of Daniel James and Edith Lillian (Turner) Dorrance.

  • Education

    • Preparatory education Manlius (New York) School. Forest Engineer, Biltmore (North Carolina) Forest School, 1913, supplementary work at Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, Germany. Studied Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, 1919-1920.


    • With State Board Forestry, Maryland., 1913-1917. President, Chairman of the Board Dorrance & Company, Inc., 1920-1940.


    • Author: Broken Shackles, 1920. The Bonapartes in America, 1939 (co-author). Ten Commandments for Success (with others), 1947.

      Editor: The Pocket Chesterfield, 1920. Contemporary Poets, An Anthology of Fifty, 1927. Contributor Science American, Popular Science Monthly, London Times Imperial Trade Supplement, New York Times Annalist.

      Magazine of Wall St., etc.


    Served as Lieutenant Engineers, United States Army, in France, 1918-1919. Member Pennsylvania Forest Commission, 1936. Member Society Mayflower Descs, Presbyterian.


    • Married Emile Berthe de Vaulte, September 12, 1922.
    • father: Daniel James Dorrance
    • mother: Edith Lillian (Turner) Dorrance
    • spouse: Emile Berthe de Vaulte
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    Born June 14, 1890
    Died March 22, 1957
    (aged 66)