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William Taylor Mc Keown

William Taylor Mc Keown, American magazine editor, author. Pilot United States Army Air Force, World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Power Boat Association, United States Power Squadrons, 357 FIghter Group Association, New York Yacht Club, Overseas Press Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Turtles International.

Background

  • Keown, William Taylor Mc was born on July 4, 1921 in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States. Son of Stuart Ellison and Eunice Harris (Akin) Mc Keown.

  • Education

    • AB, Bowdoin College, 1942. Student, Columbia University Graduate School, 1948.

    Career

    • Editor Fawcett Library Series, 1953-1956. Founding editor True's Boating Yearbook, 1955-1956, Popular Boating magazine, 1956, editor-in-chief, 1956-1962. Chief Executive Officer The Mc Keown Company, New York City, since 1993.

      Editorial director Computer Travel Information, since 1994. Travel editor Davis Publications. Outdoor/boating/travel editor Popular Mechanics, 1971-1982.

      Senior editor Outdoor Life, 1983-1993.

    Works

    • Author weekly National Education Association syndicated newspaper column American Afloat, 1959-1965. Contributor fiction, non-fiction to national magazines, since 1947. Author: Boating Handbook, 1956, Boating in America, 1960.

    Membership

    Pilot United States Army Air Force, World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Power Boat Association, United States Power Squadrons, 357 FIghter Group Association, New York Yacht Club, Overseas Press Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Turtles International.

    Personality

    Interests

    International competitor in power and sail racing events.

    Connections

    • Married Lorraine Laredo. Children: Elizabeth Ellison, Katherine, Suzanne.
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    • 1942
      Bowdoin College
    • 1948
      Columbia University Graduate School
    • 1953 - 1956
      Editor Fawcett Library Series
    • 1955 - 1956
      founding editor True's Boating Yearbook
    • 1956
      founding editor True's Boating Yearbook
    • 1956 - 1962
      founding editor True's Boating Yearbook
    • 1993
      Chief Executive Officer, The Mc Keown Company
    • 1994
      editorial director, Computer Travel Information