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Scientific writer

Alton Lauren Blakeslee, American scientific writer. President American Tentative Society, educational foundation, 1974-1993. Fellow Rochester Museum Arts and Sciences; member National Association Science Writers (president 1954-1955).

Background

Blakeslee, Alton Lauren was born on June 27, 1913 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Howard Walter and Marguerite Alton (Fortune) Blakeslee.

Education

Student, Duke U., 1931-1933; Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1935.

Career

Reporter, Journal Every Evening, Wilmington, Delaware, 1935-1939; member of staff, Associated Press, 1939-1978; journalist, Associated Press, Baltimore, 1939-1942; New York foreign news staff, Associated Press, 1942-1946; science reporter, Associated Press, 1946; science editor, Associated Press, 1969-1978; science writer, American Cancer Society, 1978-1984. Associated Press correspondent United States Navy Antarctic Expedition, 1946-1947.

Works

Membership

President American Tentative Society, educational foundation, 1974-1993. Fellow Rochester Museum Arts and Sciences. Member National Association Science Writers (president 1954-1955).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: tennis.

Connections

Married Virginia Boulden, July 3, 1937. Children– Dennis, Carolyn Sandra.

father:
Howard Walter Blakeslee

mother:
Marguerite Alton (Fortune) Blakeslee

spouse:
Virginia Boulden

children:
Dennis Blakeslee

Carolyn Sandra Blakeslee