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Robert Owen Beatty, American writer, public, corporation executive, conservationist, editor. Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945.; Member Public Relations Society American, Wilderness Society, Flyfishers Oregon (founding.


Beatty, Robert Owen was born on November 12, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Vernon David and Elizabeth (Rubinkam) Beatty.


Student Shattuck School, 1937-1941, Dartmouth, 1941-1942. Bachelor of Science, University of Michigan, 1945, Master of Science, 1946.


Timber stand improvement United States Forest Service, 1941. Research assistant fish div. University of Michigan Museum Zoology, 1942-1943.

Staff assistant Izaak Walton League American, 1946-1947, conservation director, 1948-1953. Secretary-treasurer Izaak Walton League American Endowment Inc., 1950-1953. Editor Outdoor America, 1946-1953, N.W. public relations officer of Crown Zellerbach Corporation, 1953-1956.

Assistant to president Western Kraft Corporation, 1956-1962, manager product development, advertising, public relations, 1958-1962. Assistant to president Electro-Science Industries, 1962-1964. Manager Sunset Science Park, Inc., 1962-1965.

Director of public relations and advertising Boise Cascade Corporation, 1965-1971. 1st assistant secretary for public affairs Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1971-1972. Free-lance writer travel, outdoor conservation and business subjects, 1945-1976.

President R.O. Beatty and Associates, Inc., book publications, Boise, Idaho. Executive board Oregon-Idaho council Boy Scouts American. Idaho chairman Boys Clubs American, 1973.

President Oregon Museum Science and Industry, 1961, Chairman of the Board, 1962. Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association. Trustee Boise Galley Art.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Idaho, 1974

    • co-author: Nevada, 1976. Still a Lot of Living, 1978.


Served with United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Public Relations Society American, Wilderness Society, Flyfishers Oregon (founding. Clubs: Hillcrest Country, Rotary, San Francisco Press.


Married Louise Forbush, February 23, 1946. Children: Deborah, David Clarke, II, Barbara.

Vernon David Beatty

Elizabeth (Rubinkam) Beatty

Louise Forbush

Deborah Beatty

David Clarke Beatty

II Beatty

Barbara Beatty