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Eugene Hilburn Methvin, Austrian journalist.

Background

Methvin, Eugene Hilburn was born on September 19, 1934 in Vienna, Georgia, United States. Son of Claude McKee Junior and Madge (Hilburn) Methvin.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University Georgia, 1955. Postgraduate, Youngstown University, 1958. Postgraduate, American University, 1959.

Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1960.

Career

Printer, reporter, The Vienna News, Georgia, 1948-1951;reporter, The Atlanta Constitution, 1952;reporter, Washington Daily News, 1958-1960;from staff writer to senior editor, Reader's Digest, Washington, 1960-1996;contributing editor, Reader's Digest, Washington, since 1996. Director Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, 1979-1981. Advisory board American Family Foundation, Bonita Springs, Florida, 1982-1995, U. Georgia Journalism School, Athens, 1974-1981.

Membership

Member President's Commission on Organized Crime, 1983-1986. Advisory committee member Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, 1988-1989. Captain United States Air Force, 1955-1958.

Member National Press Club, Society Professional Journalists (national director 1966-1969, president Washington professional chapter 1965-1966, Magazine Public Service award 1965, Hall of Fame 1995), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: aviation, gardening, swimming, scuba diving, traveling.

Connections

Married Barbara Lester, September 2, 1958. Children: Helen Methvin Payne, Claudia Hilburn Methvin.

father:
Claude McKee Methvin Junior

mother:
Madge (Hilburn) Methvin

spouse:
Barbara Lester

children:
Helen Methvin Payne Methvin

Claudia Hilburn Methvin