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Robert Leon Despres, American urban planner. Named Outstanding Journalist, Hope Center, 1975. Vice president Philadelphia Council American Youth Hostels, 1965-1966. Member American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners.

Background

Despres, Robert Leon was born on August 15, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leon Mathis and Marian (Alschuler) Despres.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, University Wisconsin, 1961. Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, University Bridgeport, 1984.

Career

Urban renewal representative, Housing and Urban Development, Philadelphia, 1961-1968;reporter urban affairs, The Telegram, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1968-1978;copy editor, The Telegram, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1978-1979;copy editor, The Hour, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1979-1981;senior planner, Action for Bridgeport Community Development, 1982-1986;associate director, Action for Bridgeport Community Development, 1986-1987;comprehensive planner, Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency, 1987-1994;lead planning analyst, Connecticut Department Social Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1994. Consultant Weston (Connecticut) Planning and Zoning Commission, 1985. Alternate commissioner Westport (Connecticut) Planning and Zoning Commission, 1986-1988.

Appointed to South Western Regional Planning Agency, 1987-1993.

Membership

Vice president Philadelphia Council American Youth Hostels, 1965-1966. Member American Planning Association, American Institute Certified Planners.

Connections

Married Louise Fay, February 16, 1974. 1 child, Frederick Leon.

father:
Leon Mathis Despres

mother:
Marian (Alschuler) Despres

spouse:
Louise Fay

child:
Frederick Leon Despres