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Sylvan Hugh Meyer, American editor, magazine executive, author. Nieman fellow Harvard University, 1951; recipient Distinguished Service Editorial Writing award, 1957, award Sidney Hillman Foundation, 1961, Department of Army Patriotic Civilian Service award, 1961, National Journal award American Society Planning Officials, 1961, Civic award Miami Area Jewish Committee Human Relations, 1989.


Meyer, Sylvan Hugh was born on October 7, 1921 in Atlanta. Son of David Norman and Ray (Levinsohn) Meyer.


Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University North Carolina, 1943. Doctor of Hebrew Literature (honorary), Oglethorpe University, 1973. DL (honorary), Florida International University, 1994.


Editor The Times, Gainesville, Georgia, 1950-1969. Editor Miami (Florida) News, 1969-1973. Editor, president Miami/South Florida Magazine, 1975-1987.

Public South Florida Home & Garden Magazine, 1984-1987. Public consultant, from 1988. Distinguished visiting professor Florida International University, Miami, 1973-1975.

Project director Commission on Future of South, 1974. Chairman 3d Century United States of America, Bicentennial Commission Dade County, 1973-1976. Chairman, Georgia advisory committee United States Commission Civil Rights, 1958-1965.

Member national advisory council American Civil Liberties Union, since 1959. Member advisory board Pulitzer prize, 1968-1973, board directors, 1966-1973. Advisory committee school of communications FIU, since 1985.

Adjunct professor journalism, University Miami, 1986-1987.


Member Southern Growth Policy Board, 1980-1988. Member executive committee Southern Regional Council, 1980-1986, 92—. Member Speaker House Republican Committee on Future of Florida, 1985-1989.

Chair Education for Information Age campaign Florida International University. Member executive committee Southern Council, since 1988. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

Member City/Regional Magazine Association (board directors 1983-1988, president 1986-1987, Lifetime Achievement award 1991), Regional Council on Education in Journalism, Greater Miami Chamber of Chamber (board governors 1970-1974), University North Carolina Alumni Association (board directors 1973), Chattahoochee Country Club, La Gorce Country Club, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Epsilon Phi.


Married Annemie Heineman, January 19, 1947. Children: Erica, David, Jason.

David Norman Meyer

Ray (Levinsohn) Meyer

Annemie Heineman

Erica Meyer

David Meyer

Jason Meyer