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educator , writer , History of science

Horace Freeland Judson, American History of science, writer, educator. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1979-1980, Center for AdvancedStudy in Behavioral Sciences, 1980-1981, Prize fellow John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1987-1992, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin fellow, 1987-1988.


Judson, Horace Freeland was born on April 21, 1931 in New York City. Son of Freeland and Harriet Louise (Babcock) Judson.


AB, University of Chicago, 1948;postgraduate, University of Chicago, 1949-1952;postgraduate, Columbia University, 1962-1963.


Reports writer, Office of Military Governor United States, Berlin, 1948-1949;various editing, advertising, political positions, New York City, New Jersey, 1952-1962;staff writer, book reviewer, Time magazine, New York City, 1963-1965;arts and science correspondent, Time-Life News Svc., London, 1965-1969;arts and science correspondent, Time-Life News Svc., Paris, 1969-1972;correspondent, Time-Life News Svc., New York City, 1972-1973;free-lance writer, Cambridge, England, 1973-1980;free-lance writer, Baltimore, since 1981;Henry R. Luce professor writing seminars, professor of history science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1981-1990;visiting professor, Stanford (California) U., 1990-1994;research professor History, George Washington University, since 1994;director, Center for History of Recent Science, since 1995. Consultant Philbrook Museum Art, Tulsa, 1983-1987, Public Broadcasting Service Station WHYY-television, Philadelphia, 1985-1988, Henry Luce Foundation, 1988-1989, Harvard University Press, since 1990. Panelistand consultant Office Technology Assessment, Washington, 1985, 86-87.

Lecturer United States and Europe. Keynote speaker 25th annual meeting American Society Cell Biology, Atlanta, November 1985, annual meeting Pew Scholars, February 1987, symposiumon Genetic Experimentation and Evolutionary Change, commission on genetic experimentation International Council Science Unions, U. Basel, January 1988, DNADouble Helix 40 Yrs. Symposium New York Academy Sciences, 1993, American Society Human Genetics, 1995.

Colin Syme visiting fellow, lecturer Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Medical Research, Royal Melbourne (Australia) Hospital, 1990.



Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Lansdowne Club (London), Century Association (New York ), 14 W. Hamilton St. Club (Baltimore), National Press Club (Washington).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: cooking.


Married Ann Schramm, 1953 (divorced). Children: Grace Louise Judson, Thomas Alexander. Married Penelope Sylvia Jones, January 11, 1969 (deceased May 1993).

Children: Olivia Phoebe, Nicholas Matthew Freeland.

Freeland Judson

Harriet Louise (Babcock) Judson

Ann Schramm

Penelope Sylvia Jones

Grace Louise Judson

Thomas Alexander Judson

Olivia Phoebe Judson

Nicholas Matthew Freeland Judson