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Ann Cottrell Free


Ann Cottrell Free, writer.


Free, Ann Cottrell was born on June 4, 1916. Daughter of Emmett Drewry and Emily (Blake) Cottrell.


Graduate, Collegiate School for Girls, Richmond, 1934. Student Richmond division, College William and Mary (now Virginia Commonwealth University), 1936. AB, Barnard College Columbia University, 1938.


Reporter Richmond Times Dispatch, 1938-1940. Washington correspondent Newsweek, 1940-1941, Chicago Sun, 1941-1943, New York Herald Tribune, 1943-1946. Public information director, China correspondent United Nations Relief-Rehabilitation Administration, China Mission, Shanghai, 1946-1947.

Correspondent Middle and Near East and Europe, 1947-1948. Writer-photographer Marshall Plan, Washington/Western Europe, 1949-1950. Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance, 1955—1985.

Former Washington editor EnviroSouth Quarterly, 1977-1982. Freelance writer

President Flying Fox Press.


book Forever the Wild Mare book No Room Save in the Heart: Poetry and Prose on Reverence for Life-Animals, Nature and Human Kind


Honorary founding member Friends of the Rachel Carson national Wildlife Refuge. Chairman Mistress Roosevelt's Press Conference Association, 1943. Consultant expert Rachel Carson Council.

Vice president Vieques (Puerto Rico) Humane Society. Past coordinator Albert Schweitzer Summer Fellows Program. Past board directors Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

President Albert Schweitzer Council Animals and Environment. Trustee Albert Schweitzer Animal Welfare Fund. Member of American News Women's Club, National Press Club, Society Woman Geographers.


Married James Stillman Free, February 24, 1950. 1 child Elissa.