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Donald Aspinwall Allan, American environmental public affairs consultant, journalist. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with three oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster. Served to 1st lieutenant bombardier United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945; Member Sons of the American Revolution, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Phi.

Background

Allan, Donald Aspinwall was born on December 6, 1922 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Carlisle Visscher and Margaret Scovill (Aspinwall) Allan.

Education

Bachelor, Stanford University, 1946.

Career

Reporter Redwood City Tribune, California, 1946-1947, San Francisco News, 1947-1948. Correspondent Uttar Pradesh, Madrid, Paris, then bureau chief, Brussels, 1948-1951. Reporter New York Times, 1951-1952.

Rome correspondent Newsweek magazine, 1953-1955. Managing editor North America Newspaper Alliance, 1956-1958, editor, 1958-1959. Senior editor Coronet magazine, 1959-1961.

Associate editor, then managing editor The Reporter magazine, 1961-1968. Foreign editor Saturday Evening Post, New York City, 1968-1969. Assistant director urban reporting project New School for Social Research, 1969-1972.

Regional information officer United Nations Children's Fund, Beirut, 1972-1975. Chief information services United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, Geneva, 1975-1981, Nairobi, Kenya, 1981-1983. Director information and education World Wildlife Fund International, Gland, Switzerland, 1983-1986.

Director International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1983-1985. Consultant international organizations.

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant bombardier United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Sons of the American Revolution, Sigma Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Margery Emlay, August 21, 1943 (divorced 1956). Children– Eve, Catherine MacGregor, Scovill Visscher Aspinwall. Married Wanda Malinowska, April 24, 1956 (divorced 1963).

1 child, David Masson. Married Alexandra Temple Emmet, February 19, 1963 (divorced 1969). 1 child, Peter Cushing.

Married Belinda Keown, March 6, 1972. 1 child, Diana Keown.

father:
Carlisle Visscher Allan

mother:
Margaret Scovill (Aspinwall) Allan

spouse:
Margery Emlay

spouse:
Wanda Malinowska

spouse:
Alexandra Temple Emmet

spouse:
Belinda Keown

child:
Eve Allan

child:
Catherine MacGregor Allan

child:
Scovill Visscher Aspinwall Allan

child:
David Masson Allan

child:
Peter Cushing Allan

child:
Diana Keown Allan