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Ann Cottrell Free

Ann Cottrell Free, writer.

Background

  • Free, Ann Cottrell was born on June 4, 1916. Daughter of Emmett Drewry and Emily (Blake) Cottrell.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Collegiate School for Girls, Richmond, 1934. Student Richmond division, College William and Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth University), 1936. AB, Barnard College Columbia University, 1938.

    Career

    • Reporter Richmond Times Dispatch, 1938-1940. Washington correspondent Newsweek, 1940-1941, Chicago Sun, 1941-1943, New York Herald Tribune, 1943-1946. Public information director, China correspondent United Nations Relief-Rehabilitation Administration, China Mission, Shanghai, 1946-1947.

      Correspondent Middle and Near East and Europe, 1947-1948. Writer-photographer Marshall Plan, Washington/Western Europe, 1949-1950. Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance, 1955—1985.

      Former Washington editor EnviroSouth Quarterly, 1977-1982. Freelance writer

      President Flying Fox Press.

    Works

    • Forever the Wild Mare
    • This exciting, award-winning, ground breaking, all-age story has helped to stimulate interest in natural habitat zoos, endangered species, Buddhism, prehistoric cave paintings, ways to curb juvenile crime, respect for nature and animals, and U.

    Membership

    Honorary founding member Friends of the Rachel Carson national Wildlife Refuge. Chairman Mistress Roosevelt's Press Conference Association, 1943. Consultant expert Rachel Carson Council.

    Vice president Vieques (Puerto Rico) Humane Society. Past coordinator Albert Schweitzer Summer Fellows Program. Past board directors Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

    President Albert Schweitzer Council Animals and Environment. Trustee Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund. Member of American News Women's Club, National Press Club, Society Woman Geographers.

    Connections

    • Married James Stillman Free, February 24, 1950. 1 child Elissa.
    • father: Emmett Drewry Cottrell
    • mother: Emily (Blake) Cottrell
    • spouse: James Stillman Free
    • child: Elissa Free
    Ann Cottrell Free
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    Born June 4, 1916
    Died October 30, 2004
    (aged 88)
    • 1934
      Collegiate School for Girls
    • 1936
      College William and Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth University)
    • 1938
      Barnard College Columbia University
    • 1938 - 1940
      Reporter Richmond Times Dispatch
    • 1940 - 1941
      Washington correspondent Newsweek
    • 1941 - 1943
      Washington correspondent Newsweek
    • 1943 - 1946
      Washington correspondent Newsweek
    • 1946 - 1947
      public information director
      Shanghai, China, China
    • 1947 - 1948
      correspondent Middle and Near East and Europe
    • 1949 - 1950
      writer, -photographer Marshall Plan
    • 1955 - 1985
      Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance
    • 1977 - 1982
      former Washington editor EnviroSouth Quarterly
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