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William Krasner

William Krasner, American freelance/self-employed writer. Achievements include research in methods of forecasting development of tropical cyclones. Fellow, Pennsylvania Council on Arts, 1980; grantee, National Institute Arts and Letters, 1955.


  • Krasner, William was born on June 8, 1917 in St. Louis. Son of Samuel and Bryna Persov Krasner.

  • Education

    • Student, Washington University, St. Louis, 1935—1936. Student, American Advertising Federation Meterology School, 1942—1946. Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Columbia University, 1948.


    • Freelance writer, novelist, Berwyn, Pennsylvania, from 1948. Producer, writer Columbia Broadcasting System-television, Radio, St. Louis, 1957—1960. Development, speechwriter Washington University, 1961—1963.

      Article editor, co-founder Trans-Action Magazine, 1964—1969. Writer, editor Smith-Kline Pharmaceutical, Philadelphia, 1969. Medical writer, editor University Pennsylvania, 1969—1974.

      Brochure writer National Institute of Mental Health, 1974—1975. Warrant officer (junior grade) United States Air Force, 1942-1946, PTO.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in methods of forecasting development of tropical cyclones.



    Denomination: Jewish



    Reading, helping people, time with children and grandchildren.


    • Married Juanita Frances Frazier, October 13, 1956. Children: David Ely, Daniel Asher, Lawrence Samuel, James Nathan.
    • father: Samuel Krasner
    • mother: Bryna Persov Krasner
    • spouse: Juanita Frances Frazier
    • children: David Ely Krasner
    • Daniel Asher Krasner
    • Lawrence Samuel Krasner
    • James Nathan Krasner
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    Born June 8, 1917
    Died October 29, 2003
    (aged 86)
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1964 - 1969
      article editor
    • 1969
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1969 - 1974
      medical writer
    • 1974 - 1975
      brochure writer, National Institute of Mental Health
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