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George Edwin Laycock, American Author, journalist. Avocations: bird study, farm operation. M C. Named to Ohio Conservation Hall of Fame Ohio Department Natural Resources,1988; 5 books named as Outstanding Science Books for Children, National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council Joint Committee.

Background

Laycock, George Edwin was born on May 29, 1921 in Zanesville, Ohio, United States. Son of William D. and Hazel D. (Heim) Laycock.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Conservation, Ohio State University, 1947.

Career

Associate editor, The Farm Quarterly, Cincinnati, 1947-1951;freelance writer, Cincinnati, since 1951;field editor, Audubon Magazine, 1968-1991.

Achievements

  • Avocations: bird study, farm operation. M C.

Works

Membership

Member library board of trustees Clermont County, Batavia, Ohio, 1953-1963. Board of trustees Cincinnati Museum Natural History, 1980-1983, Cincinnati Nature Center, 1976-1982. 2nd Lieutenant United States Army, 1942-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Society Journalists and Authors, Outdoor Writers Association American (Jade of Chiefs 1970, Excellence in Craft award 1983, National Book award nomination 1973), Wilderness Society, Sierra Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bird study, farm operation.

Connections

Married Ellen Mae VanAuken, February 14, 1943. Children: Elaine Sue, Michael George, Steven Alan.

father:
William D. Laycock

mother:
Hazel D. (Heim) Laycock

spouse:
Ellen Mae VanAuken

children:
Elaine Sue Laycock

Michael George Laycock

Steven Alan Laycock