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Florence Platt Schaffhausen

Florence Platt Schaffhausen, American environmental writer, columnist. Recipient Writing award, 1982, Keystone Press award, 2nd Place, Pennsylvania Society Newspaper Editors Pennsylvania Newspapers Publications Association, 1969, Distinguished Service Citation Bucks County Soil & Water Conservation District, 1970, Environmental Protection Agency award, 1980.


  • Schaffhausen, Florence Platt was born on November 30, 1908 in Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of George Gilbert and Eva Antoninette (Smith) Platt.

  • Education

    • Student, New Jersey College Women, 1930. Bachelor of Fine Arts, American Institute Graphic Arts, New York University.


    • Reporter, advertising manager Metuchen recorder, New Jersey, 1933—1935. Special writer Albuquerque Tribune, 1936. Reporter Daily Intelligencer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1963—1970, environmental writer, from 1970, environmental columnist, from 1971.

      Environmental advisor Conservation Alliance Bucks County, Doylestown, from 1970. Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee on General Government, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1957—1959. Founder member Dobbs Ferry Committee Selection School Board Candidates, 1955—1958.

      Charter member Bucks County Council Arts, Doylestown, 1973—1981.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member of Bucks County Council Arts, Pennsylvania Women's Press Association (First Place award 1976).


    • Married Joseph Frank Schaffhausen, April 3, 1936 (deceased). Children: Eric Platt, Caroline Chandler Schaffhausen Tyrrell.
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    Born November 30, 1908
    Died May 23, 2000
    (aged 91)
    • 1930
      New Jersey College Women
    • 1936
      special writer, Albuquerque Tribune
    • 1963 - 1970
      reporter Daily Intelligencer
      Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States