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Richard Stewart Mason

Richard Stewart Mason, American editor, publisher. Recipient Lifetime Achievement award United States Dance Foundation, 1987, Recognition award northeast chapter United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, New York City, 1984. Sunday school teacher, president Parent-Teachers Association, 1953-1973; president United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, McLean, 1979-1983.

Background

  • Mason, Richard Stewart was born on December 31, 1921 in State College, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles Russell and Elizabeth Mason.

  • Education

    • Student, Harvard University, 1943. Bachelor, University Texas, 1947. Master of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, 1948.

      Postgraduate, American University, 1970.

    Career

    • Branch chief Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, 1948-1972. Vice president Telemark Dance Records, McLean, Virginia, 1962-1972, president, since 1974. Editor, public Dance Week, since 1976.

    Works

    • Editor, public United States Ballroom Dancing Yearbooks, 1973-1975, Potomac Ballroom Newsletter, since 1986, Junior Dancer, 1991-1992. Public World Amateur Dancer Magazine, 1982-1983. Producer (records) Dancing to Freedom, Steppin' Out.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Sunday school teacher, president Parent-Teachers Association, 1953-1973. President United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association, McLean, 1979-1983.

    Personality

    Interests

    Ballroom dancing, foreign languages, stamp collecting/philately, chess.

    Connections

    • Married Sheila Myrtle Farquharson, August 20, 1945 (divorced 1992). Children: David Stewart, Marion Elizabeth Strandh.
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    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1947
      University Texas
    • 1948
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1970
      American University
    • 1948 - 1972
      Branch chief Central Intelligence Agency
      Washington, United States
    • 1962 - 1972
      vice president, Telemark Dance Records
      Mclean, Virginia, United States
    • 1976
      editor