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Newspaper publisher

Robert Comey Achorn was American newspaper publisher.

Background

Achorn, Robert Comey was born on March 31, 1922 in Westboro, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Welt and Mabel (Comey) Achorn.

Education

AB, Brown University, 1943.

Career

Reporter, Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram, 1946-1953;editorial writer, Evening Gazette, Worcester, 1953-1960;managing editor, Evening Gazette, 1964-1967;editor editorial pages, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1964-1967;associate editor, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1967-1970;editor, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1970-1973;vice president, editor, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1973-1981;associate public, executive vice president, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1981-1982;public, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1982-1987;director, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1982-1988;president, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 1986-1987;president, Beacon Communications Corporation, 1984-1985;vice chairman, Beacon Communications corporation, 1985-1987;president, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Inc., 1985-1987. Board directors Bank of Boston-Worcester, 1994-1995, Blackstone Valley Regional Development Corporation, since 1991. Member newspaper advisory board United Press International, 1974-1978.

Membership

President United Way of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, 1973—1975. Vice president The Memorial Hospital, 1976. Vice chairman Central Massachusetts chapter American Red Cross, 1976—1984, chairman, 1984—1986.

Media chairman Massachusetts Bar-Press Committee, 1976—1977. Chairman trustees Worcester Foundation Experimental Biology, 1984—1987. Trustee Old. Sturbridge Village, 1986—2001, honorary trustee, since 2001.

Trustee University Massachusetts Medical Center Foundation, 1991—2002, Sutton Council on Aging, 1993—1999, University Massachusetts Memorial Foundation, 1998—2002. Fellow Academy New England Journalists. Member United Press International New England Newspaper Editors (president 1969), American Society Newspaper Editors, New England Newspaper Association (president 1986-1987), New England Society Newspaper Editors (president 1968), New England Associated Press News Executives Association (president 1971), American Antiquarian Society, Society Professional Journalists, Worcester Club, Worcester Economic Club (president 1975), Bohemian Club, National Press Club, St. Wulstan Society, Worcester Torch Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Jean Mary Berlo, September 23, 1950 (deceased 1980). Children: Nancy Louise (Mistress Eric Engberg), Susan Jean, Edward Christopher, Judith Joyce (Mistress Albert Berry), Carole Lee (Mistress Ralph Abislaiman). Married Ann Bouvier, August 20, 1982.

father:
Edward Welt Achorn

mother:
Mabel (Comey) Achorn

spouses:
Jean Mary Berlo

Ann Bouvier

children:
Nancy Louise Achorn (Mistress Eric Engberg)

Susan Jean Achorn

Edward Christopher Achorn

Judith Joyce Achorn (Mistress Albert Berry)

Carole Lee Achorn (Mistress Ralph Abislaiman)