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Evan Hill Edit Profile

writer , journalism educator

Evan Hill was American journalism educator, writer. Decorated Purple Heart, Bronze Star. Secretary Newport (New Hampshire) Planning Board, 1956-1965; trustee Richards Library., Newport, 1954-1964; member Newport School Board, 1991-1992. Captain infantry United States Army, 1941-1948, PTO, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

Hill, Evan was born on January 20, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Louis and Marie Eugenia (Schmeltz) Hill.

Education

Bachelor, Stanford University, 1948. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1950.

Career

Reporter, Station KVOS, Bellingham, Washington, 1938-1939;reporter, Daily Alaska Empire, Juneau, 1940-1941;editor, Argus-Champion, Newport, N.H., 1948-1949;instructor journalism, Boston University, 1949-1951;assistant professor, Boston University, 1951-1954;associate professor, Boston University, 1954-1956;associate professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1956-1957;freelance writer,, 1957-1965;professor journalism, head Department, University Connecticut, Storrs, 1965-1983;retired,, 1983. Consultant on writing Office Science and Technology, Washington, 1972-1973, Boston Globe, 1971. Director The Day, New London, Connecticut.

Trustee The Day Trust, 1979-1989. Director Para Research, Gloucester, Massachusetts, 1984-1988.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with George Gallup) The Secrets of Long Life, 1960, Beanstalk, 1966, The Connecticut River, 1972. (with John Breen) A Beginner's Guide to Writing (and Thinking) Clearly, 1974, Reporting and Writing the News, 1988. The Primary State, 1976, A Greener Earth, 1977.

      Contributor articles to magazines, including Saturday Evening Post, Reader's Digest, Saturday Review, New York Times Magazine, Redbook, True, Venture, Vankee.

Membership

Secretary Newport (New Hampshire) Planning Board, 1956-1965. Trustee Richards Library., Newport, 1954-1964. Member Newport School Board, 1991-1992.

Captain infantry United States Army, 1941-1948, PTO, European Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Married Priscilla Anne Fiske, September 21, 1946. Children: Lucinda, Peter.

father:
Louis Hill

mother:
Marie Eugenia (Schmeltz) Hill

spouse:
Priscilla Anne Fiske

child:
Lucinda Hill

child:
Peter Hill