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Technical writer

Margaret Kocher, American technical writer. License commercial pilot, instrument and instructor rating, Federal Aviation Administration. Recipient Certified of Appreciation United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1979, Earthling award for Lifetime Achievement, The City Club of New York, 1993.


Kocher, Margaret was born on February 6, 1921 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of J. Willard and Margaret (Mason) Helburn.


Bachelor cum laude, Harvard University, 1941. Master of Arts, American University, 1969.


Casting aide, stage manager, The Theatre Guild, New York City, 1941-1942;sales pilot, Republic Aviation, Farmingdale, New York, 1945;analyst, writer, crash injury research, Cornell Medical Center, New York City, 1946-1947;technical and chief editor, Vitro Engineering, Washington, 1956-1959;researcher, writer, Center for Applied LInguistics, Washington, 1967-1969;instructor linguistics, Queens College, New York City, 1970-1972;instructor linguistics, Adelphi U., Garden City, New York, 1970-1972;executive secretary project 208, New York City Department Environmental Protection, 1976-1980;writer, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, 1981-1982;public participation specialist, Helen Neuhaus Associations, New York City, 1980-1983;principal, Kocher Associations, New York City, since 1982.


  • License commercial pilot, instrument and instructor rating, Federal Aviation Administration.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Guide to Koala Lumpur, 1955, Energy Information Guidance Manual, 1982, The World of Waste, 1988. Co-author: Human Resources Directory, 1981.


Chair building and grounds committee Alley Pond Environmental Center, 1993-1995. Member nominating committee Citywide Recycling Advisory Board, New York City, 1991-1993. Board directors Alley Pond Environmental Center, New York, since 1991.

Pilot, United States Air Force, 1943-1944. Member League of Women Voters (chair environmental committee New York City chapter 1982-1993, board directors Tri-State metropolitan region since 1986), Transportation Alternatives, Environmental Defense Fund, National.Resources Defense Council, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club.


  • Other Interests

    Bicycling, hiking, swimming, knitting, crossword puzzles.


Married Eric Kocher, April 26, 1947. Children: Eric Glenn, Terry, Christopher, Debra Margaret Mildred.

J. Willard Helburn

Margaret (Mason) Helburn

Eric Kocher

Eric Glenn Kocher

Terry Kocher

Christopher Kocher

Debra Margaret Mildred Kocher