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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. Postgrad., University Miami, 1940—1941. Postgrad., 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

    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Religion

    People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

    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.
    • father: Kenneth Mortimore Morrison
    • mother: Florence Myrtle (Sutton) Morrison
    • spouse: Helen Curtis
    • children: Kenneth D. Morrison
    • Sally Morrison
    • Steven C. Morrison
    • Mary Morrison
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    Born April 1, 1918
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    • 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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