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Kenneth Douglas Morrison

Kenneth Douglas Morrison, American writer, columnist. Recipient Governor Florida Wildlife Conservation award, 1960, Gulf Oil Conservation award, 1982, Feinstone Environmental award State University of New York, 1987, Carleton College Distinguished Achievement award, 1990, Grassroots Leadership award Florida Nature Conservancy, 1996.

Background

  • Morrison, Kenneth Douglas was born on April 1, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of Kenneth Mortimore and Florence Myrtle (Sutton) Morrison.

  • Education

    • AB, Carleton College, 1940. Postgraduate, University Miami, 1940—1941. Postgraduate, University Minnesota, 1941.

    Career

    • Free lance writer, Minneapolis, 1941. Editor publications Minnesota Department Conservation, 1942-1947. Minnesota representative to National Audubon Society, 1947-1949, director pub relations, editor Audubon magazine, 1949-1956, vice president, 1955-1956.

      Director Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower American Foundation, 1956-1980, director environmental concerns, 1980-1982, fellow, 1982-1983. Syndicated nature-conservation newspaper columnist 4 papers, 1985—1995. Audubon tour lecturer, 1958-1963.

      Interviewer naturalists Wildlife Unlimited, television station WOR-television, New York City, 1951-1952. Member Minnesota Bird Commission, 1951-1954. Trustee emeritus Florida Nature Conservancy.

      Trustee Florida Conservation Foundation. Vice president, trustee Conservation 70's. Member Governor Florida Natural Resources Committee, State Parks Advisory Council, 1971-1979.

    Works

    • Author: Favorite Birds of America, 1951, Favorite Animals of America, 1951, Mountain Lake Almanac, 1984, Tonic of Wildness, 2006. Compiler: (with Mistress M. E. Herz) Where to Find Birds In Minnesota, 1950.

    Politics

    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Religion

    Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Every Christian should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.

    Membership

    Board directors Defenders Wildlife. Member Wilson Ornithological Society, Wilderness Society, Greenpeace, Native Plant Society, Florida Audubon Society (president, Award of Merit 1964, Cruickshank Conservation award 1993), Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association (board sponsors), Nature Conservancy (lifetime Conservation award, 2006, Sierra Club, Friends of Earth, Green Horizon Land Trust (board directors 1999-2007), Pi Delta Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Curtis, February 25, 1943. Children: Kenneth D., Sally, Steven C., Mary.
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    Born April 1, 1918
    • 1940
      Carleton College
    • 1941
      University Minnesota
    • 1941
      Free lance writer
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1942 - 1947
      editor publications Minnesota Department Conservation
    • 1949 - 1956
      Minnesota representative to National Audubon Society
    • 1985 - 1995
      syndicated nature-conservation newspaper columnist 4 papers
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