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Jim Douglas Rearden, American writer. With United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member American Society Journalists and Authors.


Rearden, Jim Douglas was born on April 22, 1925 in Petaluma, California, United States. Son of Barton Blueford and Grace Mattie (Miller) Rearden.


Bachelor of Science in Fish and Game Management, Oregon State College, 1948. Master of Science in Wildlife Conservation, University Maine, 1950.


Head department wildlife management University Alaska, Fairbanks, 1950-1954. Freelance writer, photographer Homer, Alaska, 1954-1959. Area biologist, Cook Inlet Coml.

Fisheries Alaska Department Fish and Game, Juneau, 1959-1970. Outdoors editor Alaska Magazine, Anchorage, 1968-1988. Freelance writer, photographer Homer, since 1988.

Member Alaska Board of Fish and Game, Juneau, 1970-1975, Alaska Board of Game, 1975-1982. National advisory committee oceans and atmosphere, United States Government, Washington, 1976-1978.


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  • Other Work

    • Field editor: Outdoor Life Magazine, New York City, 1976-1996. Author: (books) Alaska's Wolf Man, 1915-1955 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser, 1998 (named Historian of Year, Alaska History Society 1999), In the Shadow of Eagles, From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, A Flyer's Story, 1994, Shadows on the Koyukuk, An Alaskan Native's Life Along the River, 1993, White Squaw, Adventures of a Lady Woodsman, 1992, Wind on the Water, The Story of a Pioneering Alaskan Couple, 1991, numerous others. Contributor more than 500 articles to fish and wildlife magazines, including National Geographic, Audubon, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Sports Afield, numerous others.


With United States Navy, 1943-1945. Member American Society Journalists and Authors.


Married Ursula Ruth Budde, September 25, 1943 (divorced January 1965). Children: Kathleen, Mary, Michael, Nancy, Jim K. Married Audrey Anecia Roberts, January 25, 1965.

Children: Terry Sagmoen, Michael Sagmoen, Tamara Sagmoen.

Barton Blueford Rearden

Grace Mattie (Miller) Rearden

Ursula Ruth Budde

Audrey Anecia Roberts

Kathleen Rearden

Tamara Sagmoen Rearden

Michael Sagmoen Rearden

Terry Sagmoen Rearden

Nancy Rearden

Jim K. Rearden

Michael Rearden

Mary Rearden