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Robert Cahn

Robert Cahn, American writer, environmental consultant. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Conservation Service award Department Interior, 1968; Pulitzer prize in journalism for national reporting, 1969.

Background

  • Cahn, Robert was born on March 9, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Adolph and Edna (May) Cahen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Washington, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, 1970.

    Career

    • Reporter Seattle Star, 1939-1941, Pasadena (California) Star-News, 1946-1948. Correspondent Life magazine, 1948-1951. Correspondent, senior editor Collier's magazine, 1951-1956.

      Free-lance magazine writer, 1957-1961. Midwest bureau chief Sat. Eve. Post, 1962; White House reporter United States Information Agency, 1963-1964.

      Staff correspondent Christian Science Monitor, 1965-1969. Member Council Environmental Quality, Executive Office of President, 1970-1972. Environment editor Christian Science Monitor, 1973.

      Writer in residence Conservation Foundation, 1974-1977. Washington editor Audubon Magazine, 1979-1982. Special assistant to president National Audubon Society, 1982-1986.

      Environmental consultant, writer, from 1986.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Scientist

    Membership

    Member Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality, 1972-1976. Member Coastal Zone Management Advisory Committee, 1976-1978. Board directors Trust for Public Land, Environmental Policy Institute, Bolton Institute Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Patricia Lovelady, December 8, 1951.
    • father: Adolph Cahen
    • mother: Edna (May) Cahen
    • spouse: Patricia Lovelady
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    Died October 25, 1997
    (aged 80)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      University Washington
    • 1970
      Allegheny College
    • 1939 - 1941
      Reporter Seattle Star
    • 1946 - 1948
      Reporter Seattle Star
    • 1948 - 1951
      correspondent Life magazine
    • 1957 - 1961
      free-lance magazine writer
    • 1962
      Midwest bureau chief Sat. Eve. Post
    • 1963 - 1964
      White House reporter United States Information Agency
    • 1965 - 1969
      staff correspondent Christian Science Monitor
    • 1970 - 1972
      member, Office of President
    • 1970 - 1972
      Executive, Office of President
    • 1973
      environment editor Christian Science Monitor
    • 1974 - 1977
      writer, in residence Conservation Foundation
    • 1979 - 1982
      Washington editor Audubon Magazine
    • 1982 - 1986
      special assistant, to president National Audubon Society
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