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Robert Nelson Fishburn, American writer. Preees. Roanoke Fine Arts Center, l968-70, American Red Cross, Roanoke, l970-72; trustee Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, l972—, North Cross School, Roanoke, l970—.

Background

Fishburn, Robert Nelson was born on August 13, 1934 in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. Son of Junius Parker and Katherine (Nelson) Fishburn.

Education

Bachelor, W & L, Lexington, 1955.

Career

Assistant city editor, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke, Virginia, 1965-1966; editorial writer, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke, 1967-1968; editor, edit page, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke, 1968-1971; editor commentary page, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke, 1971-1986; visiting lecturer communications, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 1986-1988; freelance writer, since 1988.

Membership

Preees. Roanoke Fine Arts Center, l968-70, American Red Cross, Roanoke, l970-72. Trustee Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, l972—, North Cross School, Roanoke, l970—.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: jazz, classical music, making dollhouse furniture, reading.

Connections

Married Sibyl Ann Norment. Children: Laurie, Sibyl, Blair.

father:
Junius Parker Fishburn

mother:
Katherine (Nelson) Fishburn

spouse:
Sibyl Ann Norment

children:
Blair Fishburn

Laurie Fishburn

Sibyl Fishburn