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Robert Oliver Shipman

Robert Oliver Shipman, American other: communications media.


  • Shipman, Robert Oliver was born on February 13, 1920 in Flushing, New York, United States. Son of Bertram Francis and Elydia Page (Foss) Shipman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1947. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1948.


    • Copy editor Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1948—1952. Instructor journalism Pennsylvania State University, 1952—1956. Assistant professor journalism Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1956—1959.

      Assistant to president Daycroft School, Stamford, Connecticut, 1959—1960. Assistant dean journalism Columbia University, 1960—1966. Communications executive Christian Science Church, Boston, 1968—1974.

      Director Mass Communications Institute, Mankato State University, 1975—1996. General manager Columbia Journalism Review, New York City, 1961—1966. Consultant ROS International, Darien, Connecticut, 1966—1968, Medfield, Massachusetts, 1974—1975.

      Served to captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1941-1946.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Past chairman board directors Darien Christian Science Church, Connecticut. Member language arts advisory committee Darien Public Schools, 1962—1966. Founding president Morgan Memorial Goodwill Associates, Boston, 1950—1952.

    Member of International Society Weekly Newspaper Editors, Association Education Journalism, Society Professional Journalists (president New York City chapter 1964-1965, president Southern Minnesota chapter 1978-1979), Minnesota Press club.



    Reading, bicycling, gardening.


    • Married Dorothy Jeanille Hadden, November 2, 1944. Children: Robert Hadden, Virginia Anne, Gary Oliver, Bertram Francis.
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    Born February 13, 1920
    • 1947
      Bowdoin College
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1948 - 1952
      Copy editor Christian Science Monitor
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1952 - 1956
      instructor, journalism Pennsylvania State University
    • 1956 - 1959
      assistant, professor journalism Principia College
      Elsah, Illinois, United States
    • 1959 - 1960
      assistant, to president Daycroft School
      Stamford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1960 - 1966
      assistant, dean journalism Columbia University
    • 1968 - 1974
      communications executive, Christian Science Church
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1975 - 1996
      director, Mass Communications Institute
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