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Edward Moritz Brecher, American author. Recipient George Polk Memorial award, Robert T. Morse Memorial award American Psychiatric Association, 1971, Ellie award American Society Magazine Editors, 1975, (with wife) Albert Lasker Memorial award Lasker Foundation, 1963, (with wife) Robert T. Morse Writer's award American Psychiatric Association.


Brecher, Edward Moritz was born on July 20, 1911 in Minneapolis. Son of Hans and Rhodessa (Roston) Brecher.


Student, University Wisconsin Experimental College, 1928-1930;Bachelor magna cum laude, Swarthmore College, 1932;Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1934;postgraduate, Brown U., 1934-1935.


Writer Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1936-1937. Research supervisor United States Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1938-1941. Research supervisor, assistant to chairman Federal Communications Commission, Washington, 1941-1946.

Associate editor Consumer Reports, New York City, 1947-1951. Editor Technology Assistance Administration, United Nations, 1951-1952. Free lance writer, from 1952.

Lecturer on sex research and illicit drugs various colleges and medical schools, from 1969. Member ad hoc committee Treatment and Prevention of Drug Addiction and Drug Abuse, Washington, 1970. Consultant to Ford Foundation, 1975-1977, Kinsey Institute, 1986-1987.



Justice of peace Town of Cornwall, Connecticut, from 1966, member board finance 1963-1974, member board assessors, 1974-1978. Fellow Science Society Study of Sex. Member National Association Science Writers, Yelping Hill Association.


Married Ruth Ernestine Cook Stilson, December 27, 1941 (deceased 1966). Children– William Earl, John Samuel, Jeremy Hans.

Hans Brecher

Rhodessa (Roston) Brecher

Ruth Ernestine Cook Stilson

William Earl Brecher

John Samuel Brecher

Jeremy Hans Brecher