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Richard Joseph Podgorny

Richard Joseph Podgorny, American biologist, science administrator. National Science Foundation scholar, 1969-1971; Georgetown University fellow, 1972-1975; recipient service commendation Emperor Haile Sellassie, 1967.

Background

  • Podgorny, Richard Joseph was born on January 27, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leon and Mary Agatha (Gryzik) Podgorny.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Mary's College, 1966. Master of Science, American University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1975.

      Postgraduate, Federal Executive Institute, 1989.

    Career

    • Quality control supervisor Capital Aerosol Packaging Company, Melrose Park, Illinois, 1965-1966. Peace Corps volunteer Adi Teclesan, Ethiopia, 1966-1968. Teacher, chairman science department Western Senior High School, Washington, 1968-1976.

      Director marine science District of Columbia Public School Systems, 1976-1979. Manager national sanctuaries programs United States Department Commerce, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Washington, 1979-1982, chief user affairs/marketing unit, external affairs staff, 1983-1986, chief international affiars National Ocean Service, 1986-1994, senior advisor, president Council Sustainable Development, 1994-1998, deputy director Office Sustainable Development and Intergovtl. Affairs, since 1998

      United States delegate to Intergovtl.

      Oceanog. Commission, since 1986, South Pacific Commission, since 1989. Board directors Pacific Congress International, since 1987. Professor anatomy and physiology Maryland Institute Traditional Chinese Medicine, since 1999.

      Lecturer and consultant in field.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Vice president, board directors Friends of Arlington County Parks, 1982-1986. Chairman board directors planning committee Burgundy Farm Country Day School, Inc., 1980-1986. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Oceanography Society, Marine Technology Society, American Geophysical Union, National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Sigma Xi.

    Clubs: Capital Yacht, Skyline Health and Racquet.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy Mary Dorence, June 11, 1966. 1 child, Nicole Marie.
    • father: Leon Podgorny
    • mother: Mary Agatha (Gryzik) Podgorny
    • spouse: Dorothy Mary Dorence
    • child: Nicole Marie Podgorny
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    Born January 27, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      St. Mary's College
    • 1971
      American University
    • 1975
      Georgetown University
    • 1989
      Federal Executive Institute
    • 1965 - 1966
      Quality control supervisor Capital Aerosol Packaging Company
      Melrose Park, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      Peace Corps volume Adi Teclesan
      Ethiopia
    • 1968 - 1976
      teacher, science department Western Senior High School
      Washington, United States
    • 1968 - 1976
      chairman, science department Western Senior High School
      Washington, United States
    • 1976 - 1979
      director, marine science District of Columbia Public School Systems
    • 1979 - 1982
      manager, national sanctuaries programs United States Department Commerce
      Washington, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      manager, national sanctuaries programs United States Department Commerce
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