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Fred Michael Hechinger

Fred Michael Hechinger, American newspaper editor, columnist, foundation executive.

Background

  • Hechinger, Fred Michael was born on July 7, 1920 in Nuremberg, Germany. Came to United States, 1937, naturalized, 1943. Son of Julius and Lilly (Niedermaier) Hechinger.

  • Education

    • Student, New York University, 1938. AB, City College of New York, 1943. Postgraduate, University London, 1945.

      Doctor of Laws, Kenyon College, 1955. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Bates College, 1963. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1963.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Knox College, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Bard College, 1956. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Washington College, 1965.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Wilkes College, 1968. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Joseph's College, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rider College, 1972.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Paine College, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Trinity College, 1973. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), City College of New York, 1977.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), State University of New York, 1986. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Marymount Manhattan College, 1987. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Mercy College, 1988.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Franklin Pierce College, 1990. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Connecticut College, 1991.

    Career

    • Corresponding London Times Educational Supplement, 1946-1947. Educational columnist Washington Post, 1947-1950. Education editor, foreign correspondent, consultant to public Sunday Herald, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1947-1950.

      Foreign correspondent Overseas News Agency, 1948-1950. Special writer This Week magazine, 1946-1959. Education editor New York Herald Tribune, 1950-1956.

      Associate public The Sunday Herald, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1956-1959. Education editor The New York Times, New York City, 1959-1969, member editorial board, 1969-1977, assistant editorial page editor, 1976, education columnist, 1978-1990. Senior advisor Carnegie Corporation, New York City, 1991-1995.

      President New York Times Company Foundation, 1977-1990. Also board directors. Contributing editor Saturday Review, 1977-1978.

      Adjunct professor City University of New York, 1974-1978. Consultant education and cultural relations division United States Military Government, summers 1948, 49. Served with Office Military Attache American Embassy, London.

      Also with British War Office, 1944-1946.

    Works

    Membership

    President New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, 1977-1990. Member President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies, 1978-1979. Vice chairman, board directors Carnegie corporation, 1985-1991.

    Board directors New York Foreign Policy Association, Teachers College, Columbia University. Member advisory board Yale-New Haven Teachers program, Stanford and the Schools program Stanford University. Co-chair national advisory board Center for Study of Writing, University California, Berkeley.

    Member Education Writers Association (president 1956, awards 1948, 49, 52, 64, 68, 73, 74, 76), Century Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Grace Bernstein. Children: Paul David, John Edward.
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    Born July 7, 1920
    Died November 6, 1995
    (aged 75)
    • 1938
      New York University
    • 1943
      City College of New York
    • 1945
      University London
    • 1955
      Kenyon College
    • 1963
      Bates College
    • 1963
      University Notre Dame
    • 1966
      Knox College
    • 1956
      Bard College
    • 1965
      Washington College
    • 1968
      Wilkes College
    • 1970
      St. Joseph's College
    • 1972
      Rider College
    • 1972
      Paine College
    • 1973
      Trinity College
    • 1977
      City College of New York
    • 1986
      State University of New York
    • 1987
      Marymount Manhattan College
    • 1988
      Mercy College
    • 1990
      Franklin Pierce College
    • 1991
      Connecticut College
    • 1946 - 1947
      Corresponding London Times Educational Supplement
    • 1946 - 1959
      special writer, This Week magazine
    • 1947 - 1950
      education editor
      Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States
    • 1947 - 1950
      educational columnist Washington Post
    • 1948 - 1950
      foreign correspondent Overseas News Agency
    • 1950 - 1956
      education editor New York Herald Tribune
    • 1956 - 1959
      associate, public The Sunday Herald
      Bridgeport, West Virginia, United States
    • 1959 - 1969
      education editor The New York Times
    • 1978 - 1990
      education editor The New York Times
    • 1991 - 1995
      senior, advisor Carnegie Corporation
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