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Robert Oliver Shipman, American other: communications media.


Shipman, Robert Oliver was born on February 13, 1920 in Flushing, New York, United States. Son of Bertram Francis and Elydia Page (Foss) Shipman.


Bachelor of Arts in English cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1947. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University, 1948.


Copy editor Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1948—1952. Instructor journalism Pennsylvania State University, 1952—1956. Assistant professor journalism Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1956—1959.

Assistant to president Daycroft School, Stamford, Connecticut, 1959—1960. Assistant dean journalism Columbia University, 1960—1966. Communications executive Christian Science Church, Boston, 1968—1974.

Director Mass Communications Institute, Mankato State University, 1975—1996. General manager Columbia Journalism Review, New York City, 1961—1966. Consultant ROS International, Darien, Connecticut, 1966—1968, Medfield, Massachusetts, 1974—1975.

Served to captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Army, 1941-1946.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Past chairman board directors Darien Christian Science Church, Connecticut. Member language arts advisory committee Darien Public Schools, 1962—1966. Founding president Morgan Memorial Goodwill Associates, Boston, 1950—1952.

Member of International Society Weekly Newspaper Editors, Association Education Journalism, Society Professional Journalists (president New York City chapter 1964-1965, president Southern Minnesota chapter 1978-1979), Minnesota Press club.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, bicycling, gardening.


Married Dorothy Jeanille Hadden, November 2, 1944. Children: Robert Hadden, Virginia Anne, Gary Oliver, Bertram Francis.

Bertram Francis Shipman

Elydia Page (Foss) Shipman

Dorothy Jeanille Hadden

Robert Hadden Shipman

Virginia Anne Shipman

Gary Oliver Shipman

Bertram Francis Shipman