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Harlan Robert Kessel

Harlan Robert Kessel, American publisher, investor. President Alameda County History Society, 1993-1994, since 1996. With United States Navy 1946-1948. Member California Native Plant Society (vice president publications 1980-1987), Citizens for Urban Wilderness Areas (board directors since 1984), Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Foundation (board directors since 1997), Book Club of Calif (editor-in-chief 1990-1996).

Background

  • Kessel, Harlan Robert was born on February 15, 1928 in St. Paul. Son of Robert Lyle and Lily Marie (Anderson) Kessel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1954.

    Career

    • Owner Hassaram Rijhumal Kessel Painting Company, San Francisco, 1949-1958. Manager library division G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York City, 1958-1961. Marketing director Collier Macmillan Company, 1961-1963, University California Press, Berkeley, 1963-1985.

      Director East Bay Regional Park District, Oakland, California, 1975-1992.

    Membership

    President Alameda County History Society, 1993-1994, since 1996. With United States Navy 1946-1948. Member California Native Plant Society (vice president publications 1980-1987), Citizens for Urban Wilderness Areas (board directors since 1984), Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Foundation (board directors since 1997), Book Club of Calif (editor-in-chief 1990-1996).

    Personality

    Interests

    Hiking, writing, running.

    Connections

    • Married Esther Ann Partanen, February 6, 1950. Children: Joanna Libby Curtis, Lori Alene Torrano.
    • father: Robert Lyle Kessel
    • mother: Lily Marie (Anderson) Kessel
    • spouse: Esther Ann Partanen
    • children: Joanna Libby Curtis Kessel
    • Lori Alene Torrano Kessel
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    Born February 15, 1928
    Nationality
    • 1954
      University California
    • 1949 - 1958
      Owner Hassaram Rijhumal Kessel Painting Company
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      manager, library division G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • 1961 - 1963
      marketing director, Collier Macmillan Company
    • 1963 - 1985
      marketing director, Collier Macmillan Company
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1975 - 1992
      director, East Bay Regional Park District
      Oakland, Tennessee, United States