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Eugene Hilburn Methvin

Eugene Hilburn Methvin, Austrian journalist.

Background

  • Methvin, Eugene Hilburn was born on September 19, 1934 in Vienna. Son of Claude McKee Junior and Madge (Hilburn) Methvin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Georgia, 1955. Postgraduate, Youngstown University, 1958. Postgraduate, American University, 1959.

      Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1960.

    Career

    • Printer, reporter The Vienna News, Georgia, 1948-1951. Reporter The Atlanta Constitution, 1952, Washington Daily News, 1958-1960. From staff writer to senior editor Reader's Digest, Washington, 1960-1996, contributing editor, since 1996.

      Director Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1979-1981. Advisory board American Family Foundation, Bonita Springs, Florida, 1982-1995, University Georgia Journalism School, Athens, 1974-1981.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member President's Commission on Organized Crime, 1983-1986. Advisory committee member Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, 1988-1989. Captain United States Air Force, 1955-1958.

    Member National Press Club, Society Professional Journalists (national director 1966-1969, president Washington professional chapter 1965-1966, Magazine Public Service award 1965, Hall of Fame 1995), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Personality

    Interests

    Aviation, gardening, swimming, scuba diving, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Lester, September 2, 1958. Children: Helen Methvin Payne, Claudia Hilburn Methvin.
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    Born September 19, 1934
    • 1955
      University Georgia
    • 1958
      Youngstown University
    • 1959
      American University
    • 1960
      George Washington University
    • 1948 - 1951
      Printer
      Georgia
    • 1952
      reporter The Atlanta Constitution
    • 1958 - 1960
      reporter The Atlanta Constitution
    • 1960 - 1996
      from staff writer, to senior editor Reader's Digest
      Washington, United States
    • 1996
      from staff writer, to senior editor Reader's Digest
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