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Richard Allen Magruder, American author, photographer. Recipient 1st prize Best Recreation Vehicle Articles RecVee Indiana Association, Washington, 1977, 1st prize Best Foreign Published Article National Tourism Council, Republic Mexico, 1978. With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Society of America Travel Writers, American Society Magazine Photographers.

Background

Magruder, Richard Allen was born on April 1, 1924 in Starkville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Robert Henry and Helen Mildred (Porter) Magruder.

Education

Student, University Texas, 1946-1948;student, North Texas State University, 1948-1949;student, Institute Allende, Mexico, 1952-1953.

Career

Staff writer, critic photographer, artist, Enterprise Newspaper, Beaumont, Texas, 1950-1951;teacher, instructor photography, creative writing, Institute Allende, Mexico, 1953-1954;staff writer, columnist, photographer, Tribune Newspaper, Galveston, Texas, 1955-1956;staff news writer, editor, broadcaster, NBC Station WFAA, Dallas, 1957-1961;co-founder, president, Allison-Drake Advertising, Inc., Dallas, 1961-1963;director, president, Allen Richards Advertising, Dallas, 1964-1965;director, president, Dallas North Galleries, 1965-1966;director promotion, international magazine editor, Braniff Airways, Inc., Dallas, 1966-1969;freelance writer, photographer, Atlanta, from 1972. Consultant in field.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author, photographer: Mexico-Moods and Images, 1962, A Snob's Guide to Mexico City, 1966. Author, illustrator: South American Tourguide, 1967. Author: Mexico Remembered, 1991.

      Contributor articles to Los Angeles Times, Dallas News, Chicago Tribune, others.

Membership

With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Society of America Travel Writers, American Society Magazine Photographers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: alpining, scuba diving, cruising.

Connections

Married Mary Charles Price. Chidlren: Michael Lawrence, Robert Walter, Allen Patrick.

father:
Robert Henry Magruder

mother:
Helen Mildred (Porter) Magruder

spouse:
Mary Charles Price;chidlren: Michael Lawrence