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Gordon Dorrance

publicist , writer

Gordon Dorrance, American publicist, writer. Decorated Commander Order of the Phoenix, 1930. Served as Lieutenant Engineers, United States Army, in France, 1918-1919; Member Pennsylvania Forest Commission, 1936.; Member Society Mayflower Descs, Presbyterian; Mason.

Background

Dorrance, Gordon was born on June 14, 1890 in Camden, New York, United States. Son of Daniel James and Edith Lillian (Turner) Dorrance.

Education

Preparatory education Manlius (New York) School. Forest Engineer, Biltmore (North Carolina) Forest School, 1913, supplementary work at Technische Hochschule, Darmstadt, Germany. Studied Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania, 1919-1920.

Career

With State Board Forestry, Maryland., 1913-1917. President, Chairman of the Board Dorrance & Company, Inc., 1920-1940.

Works

  • Author: Broken Shackles, 1920. The Bonapartes in America, 1939 (co-author). Ten Commandments for Success (with others), 1947.

    Editor: The Pocket Chesterfield, 1920. Contemporary Poets, An Anthology of Fifty, 1927. Contributor Science American, Popular Science Monthly, London Times Imperial Trade Supplement, New York Times Annalist.

    Magazine of Wall St., etc.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant Engineers, United States Army, in France, 1918-1919. Member Pennsylvania Forest Commission, 1936. Member Society Mayflower Descs, Presbyterian.

Connections

Married Emile Berthe de Vaulte, September 12, 1922.

father:
Daniel James Dorrance

mother:
Edith Lillian (Turner) Dorrance

spouse:
Emile Berthe de Vaulte