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Robert Cahn, American writer, environmental consultant. Decorated Bronze Star; recipient Conservation Service award Department Interior, 1968; Pulitzer prize in journalism for national reporting, 1969.


Cahn, Robert was born on March 9, 1917 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Adolph and Edna (May) Cahen.


Bachelor, University Washington, 1939. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, 1970.


Reporter Seattle Star, 1939-1941, Pasadena (California) Star-News, 1946-1948. Correspondent Life magazine, 1948-1951. Correspondent, senior editor Collier's magazine, 1951-1956.

Free-lance magazine writer, 1957-1961. Midwest bureau chief Sat. Eve. Post, 1962; White House reporter United States Information Agency, 1963-1964.

Staff correspondent Christian Science Monitor, 1965-1969. Member Council Environmental Quality, Executive Office of President, 1970-1972. Environment editor Christian Science Monitor, 1973.

Writer in residence Conservation Foundation, 1974-1977. Washington editor Audubon Magazine, 1979-1982. Special assistant to president National Audubon Society, 1982-1986.

Environmental consultant, writer, from 1986.



Member Citizens Advisory Committee on Environmental Quality, 1972-1976. Member Coastal Zone Management Advisory Committee, 1976-1978. Board directors Trust for Public Land, Environmental Policy Institute, Bolton Institute Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.


Married Patricia Lovelady, December 8, 1951.

Adolph Cahen

Edna (May) Cahen

Patricia Lovelady