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Writer and editor

Harold Orlans, American writer and editor. Fulbright scholar London School of Economics, 1949-1950.


Orlans, Harold was born on July 29, 1921 in New York City.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, City College of New York, 1941;Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, Yale University, 1949;postdoctoral, London School Economics, 1949-1950.


Reporter San Francisco Call-Bulletin, 1941-1942. Fellow Social Science Research Council, 1948-1949. Visiting lecturer anthropology University Birmingham, England, 1950-1951.

Senior information officer Social Survey, London, 1951-1952. Research associate Institute for Research in Human Relations, Philadelphia, 1952-1954. Analyst, section chief National Science Foundation, 1954-1959.

Director studies White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1959-1960. Senior fellow Brookings Institution, 1960-1973. Consultant committee on government operations United States House Representatives, 1966-1967.

Visiting associate program on technical and society Harvard University, 1970-1971. Senior research associate National Academy Public Administration, 1973-1983. Consultant Gallaudet College, 1983-1984.

Special assistant United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1984-1986. Freelance editor, from 1986.



Married; 3 children.