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Judson Gooding, American Writer. Recipient 1st place award University Missouri School Journalism Penney-Missouri, 1980, honorary certificate Program Management Development Harvard University Graduate School, Distinguished Alumnus award Middlesex School, 1994.


Gooding, Judson was born on October 12, 1926 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Son of Arthur Faitoute and Frances (Judson) Gooding.


Graduate with honors, Yale University, 1948. Diplome d'Études Françaises, University Paris, 1950.


Staff writer, Department Army, Headquarters EUCOM, Germany, 1950-1952; script writer, Affiliated Film Producers, New York City, 1952-1953; news writer, Washburn Crosby Company -Columbia Broadcasting System, Minneapolis, 1953; reporter, Minneapolis Tribune, 1953-1957; reporter, Life magazine, New York City, 1957-1960; foreign correspondent, Life magazine, Paris, 1960-1962; foreign correspondent, Time magazine, Paris, 1962-1965; chief of bureau, Time-Life News Service, San Francisco, 1966-1968; education editor, Time magazine, New York City, 1968-1969; associate editor, Fortune magazine, 1969-1973; vice president, Urban Research Corporation also editor, Trend Report, Chicago, 1973-1975; managing partner, Trend Analysis Associations, since 1975; executive editor, Next Magazine, New York City, 1979-1981; contributing editor, Next Magazine, 1981-1982; counselor for public affairs, United States Permanent Delaware to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1982-1984. Visiting lecturer in journalism U. Paris, Ecole Nationale d'Administration, also Togo, Kenya, Zaire, Senegal and Nigeria. Writing consultant United Nations, FordFound., American Assembly, also corporations.

Visiting lecturer in journalism, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, Haiti and Martinique.


Board patrons Wilson Center, Faribault, Minnesota. Member program committee International Foundation for Cultural Cooperation, Courchevel, France. Trustee Friends of John Jay Homestead, Walpole History Society, Walpole Public Library.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Institute Current World Affairs (elected), Common Cause, World Future Society, National Trust History Preservation, American Society Journalists and Authors, Mensa. Clubs: Elizabethan (New Haven).

Century Association (New York City), Yale (New York City). Bedford Bicycle Polo (founder, co-captain). Polo de Paris, The Travellers (Paris).


Married Françoise Ridoux, June 21, 1952. Children: Anthony, Amélie, Timothy.

Arthur Faitoute Gooding

Frances (Judson) Gooding

Françoise Ridoux

Anthony Gooding

Amélie Gooding

Timothy Gooding