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Patrick Francis Noonan, American conservation executive. MacArthur Foundation fellow, 1985-1990.


Noonan, Patrick Francis was born on December 2, 1942 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. Son of Francis Patrick and Henrietta (Donovan) Noonan.


Bachelor, Gettysburg College, 1965. Master in City and Regional Planning, Catholic University America, 1967. Master of Business Administration, American University, 1971.


Vice president, president The Nature Conservancy, 1968—1980. Founder, director, chairman American Farmland Trust, 1980—1997. Founder, chairman, president The Conservation Fund, 1985—2003, chairman emeritus, since 2003.


Trustee National Geography Society, since 1990. Vice chairman National Geography Education Foundation, since 1995. Trustee Gettysburg College, 1978—1991, Duke University School Environment, since 1979, Indiana Sector, 1984—1991, American Conservation Association, since 1986, Natural Resources Council American, 1996—2002.

Director Ashland, 1991—2006, International Paper, 1993—2004, Saul Centers, since 1993. Member President' Commission on American Outdoors, 1985—1987, President' Commission on Environmental Quality, 1991—1993, President' Commission on White House Fellows, 2001—2008.


Married Nancy Elizabeth Peck, August 15, 1964. Children: Karen Elizabeth(deceased), Dawn Wiley.

Francis Patrick Noonan

Henrietta (Donovan) Noonan

Nancy Elizabeth Peck

Karen Elizabeth Noonan (deceased)

Dawn Wiley Noonan