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Henry Mevis Schacht

Henry Mevis Schacht, American writer, consultant.


  • Schacht, Henry Mevis was born on February 28, 1916 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of Henry and Amelia (Claussen) Schacht.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1936.


    • Information specialist University California, Berkeley, 1936-1942. Director agriculture NBC, San Francisco, 1942-1959, ABC, San Francisco, 1959-1960. Agricultural columnist San Francisco Chronicle, 1959-1993.

      Director agricultural information University California, 1961-1965. Vice president corporation relations, corporation secretary California Canners & Growers, San Francisco, 1965-1981. Freelance writer, since 1936.

      Consultant radio-television to Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, Cairo, 1963, Mexico City, 1965, Tokyo, 1966. Director California Company for International Trade. Director Agricultural Issues Center, University California.


    • Author: (books) To the 21st Century - Study of Agribusiness to theYear 2000, 1983, History of the San Francisco Engineers Club, 1987, The Long and Winding Trail (History of the California Cattlemen's Association), 1991, Vision Solo - California Agriculture Report to State Department of Food and Agriculture, 1999, The California Cowboy, 2000.


    President United States Fruit Export Council, 1972-1975. Executive secretary Commission California Agriculture and Higher Education, 1993-1995. Advisory board Agricultural Issues Center University California, 1990—2002.

    Member Public Relations Society of America, Public Relations Roundtable San Francisco, National Association Farm Broadcasters, Agricultural Relations Council, National Canners Association (director 1966-1981).


    • Married Mary Joan Turnbull, December 30, 1937. Children: Henry John, Linda Joan.
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    Born February 28, 1916
    • 1936
      University California
    • 1936 - 1942
      Information specialist, University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1942 - 1959
      director, agriculture National Broadcasting Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      director, agriculture National Broadcasting Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1959 - 1993
      agricultural columnist San Francisco Chronicle