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Frederick George Vosburgh

Frederick George Vosburgh, American writer, editor. Recipient Bronze Star, Air Medal. Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, overseas. Member National Geography Society (vice president 1958-1970, trustee 1962-1979, trustee emeritus since 1979), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Vosburgh, Frederick George was born on September 16, 1904 in Johnstown, New York, United States. Son of John Ross and Alice (Baker) Vosburgh.

  • Education

    • AB, Syracuse University, 1925. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1939.

    Career

    • Reporter, Syracuse (New York ) Journal, 1922-1924. Reporter Syracuse Post-Standard, 1925-1926, Associated Press, New York City and Washington, 1927-1933. Joined editorial staff National Geography Magazine, 1933, assistant editor, 1951-1956, senior assistant editor, 1956, associate editor, 1957-1967, editor, 1967-1970.

    Works

    • Author numerous articles in various fields.

    Membership

    Served to lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945, overseas. Member National Geography Society (vice president 1958-1970, trustee 1962-1979, trustee emeritus since 1979), Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: National Press.

    Connections

    • Married Doris Kennedy, January 2, 1929 (divorced 1948). Children: Richard Kennedy, Alan Frederick. Married Valerie Paterson, May 28, 1949.
    • father: John Ross Vosburgh
    • mother: Alice (Baker) Vosburgh
    • spouses: Doris Kennedy
    • Valerie Paterson
    • children: Richard Kennedy Vosburgh
    • Alan Frederick Vosburgh
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    Born September 16, 1904
    Nationality
    • 1925
      Syracuse University
    • 1939
      George Washington University
    • 1922 - 1924
      Reporter
    • 1927 - 1933
      Reporter Syracuse Post-Standard
    • 1957 - 1967
      joined editorial staff National Geog. Magazine
    • 1967 - 1970
      joined editorial staff National Geog. Magazine
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