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Jack Arthur Somer, American writer. New York State Board of Regents scholar, 1952. Member Friends of Greenwich Library. 1st lieutenant United States Army Corp of Engineers, 1957.

Background

Somer, Jack Arthur was born on August 24, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of David and Pauline (Fleischer) Somer.

Education

Bachelor Mechanical Engineering, City College of New York, 1956. Postgraduate, Manhattan School Music, New York City, 1960. Postgraduate, Columbia Teacher's College, 1961.

Postgraduate, Butler University, 1959.

Career

Research engineer, Radio Corporation of America Victor, Indianapolis, 1956-1959;record engineering director, Radio Corporation of America Victor, New York City, 1959-1961;artist/repertoire producer, Radio Corporation of America Victor, New York City, 1961-1966;vice president marketing, Dubbings/Philips, Copiague, New York, 1966-1968;vice president, general manager, Cassette Communications, New York City, 1968-1971;freelance yacht captain, 1971-1982;associate editor, Yachting Magazine, Cos Cob, Connecticut, 1982-1985;editor-in-chief, Yachting Magazine, New York City, 1985-1986;freelance writer, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: M/Y Izanami, 1995. Co-author: America's Cup 1983, 1983. Author, designer: Juliet: Creation of a Masterpiece, 1993.

      Writer corporation brochures, various American and European shipyards. Patentee Electronic Process Stereo, 1961. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member Friends of Greenwich Library. First lieutenant United States Army Corp of Engineers, 1957.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, music, antique cartography, pre-Columbia art, reading, history.

Connections

father:
David Somer

mother:
Pauline (Fleischer) Somer