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Irwin Goodwin, American journalist, writer. Recipient News Writing award Overseas Press Club, 1971, 72, Public Service Group Achievement award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981.


Goodwin, Irwin was born on August 19, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert and Sarah Esther (Wallen) Goodwin.


AB, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 1948;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1949.


Reporter City News Bureau, Chicago, 1949-1950. Reporter, assistant editor Newsweek, Chicago and New York City, 1952-1958. Director public information Science Research Associates, Chicago, 1958-1960.

Correspondent Newsweek, London, 1960-1970. Caribbean correspondent Washington Post, San Juan, 1970-1972. Correspondent NBC News, 1970—1972.

Special assistant to director Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1972-1973. Senior editor National Academy of Sciences, 1973-1982. Editor Washington bureau Physics Today, 1983-1993, senior editor Washington bureau, 1993-2000.

Correspondent Nature, 2000—2004. Sergeant, major United States Army, 1950-1952.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Physics and Nuclear Arms Today, 1991. Editor: Paying for America's Health Care, 1973, Energy and Environment: Collision of Crises, 1974. Book reviewer Chicago Tribune, 1958-1959.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Contributor Washington National Opera, National Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, Art Institute, Chicago. Charter member Holocaust Museum, Washington. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Association Science Writers, Federation American Scientists, Foreign Affairs Council, National Press Club, Union Concerned Scientists, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Mary Margaret Revell, April 21, 1966 (divorced 1986).

Albert Goodwin

Sarah Esther (Wallen) Goodwin

Mary Margaret Revell