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Sylvia McNair, American writer. Member Travel Journalists Guild (president 1994-1996), American Society Journalists and Authors (board directors 1993-1996), Society of America Travel Writers (chapter chair 1976-1978, board directors 1978-1980), Midwest Travel Writers (board directors 1986-1988), Chicago Women in Public (founding), Indiana Writers Chicago.

Background

McNair, Sylvia was born on April 13, 1924 in Haiju, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1926. Daughter of Victor Hugo and Sylvia Cordella (Allen) Wachs.

Education

Bachelor, Oberlin College, 1945.

Career

Production editor, American Hospital Association, Chicago, 1955-1958;partner, Editl./Research Svc., Evanston, Illinois, 1958-1989;research associate, Herman Smith Association, Hinsdale, Illinois, 1964-1968;senior editor, Rand McNally & Company, Skokie, Illinois, 1968-1978;director corporation relations, Pick Americana Hotels, Chicago, 1979-1981;freelance writer, since 1982.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Florida and Southeast, 1984, New England, 1985, Vacation Places Rated, 1986 (Mark Twain award), Korea, 1986, Thailand, 1987, Kentucky, 1988 (Mark Twain award), Alabama, 1988, Virginia, 1989, Hawaii, 1989, India, 1990, Tennessee, 1990, Vermont, 1991, New Hampshire, 1991, Indonesia, 1993, Finland, 1997 (Mark Twain award), Sweden, 1998, Thailand, 1998, Massachusetts, 1998, Connecticut, 1999, Nebraska, 1999, Bangkok, 1999, Rhode Island, 2000, Chile, 2000. Editor: America on Wheels, Great Lakes edition, 1997. Contributor articles to travel publications.

Membership

Member Travel Journalists Guild (president 1994-1996), American Society Journalists and Authors (board directors 1993-1996), Society of America Travel Writers (chapter chair 1976-1978, board directors 1978-1980), Midwest Travel Writers (board directors 1986-1988), Chicago Women in Public (founding), Indiana Writers Chicago.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, reading.

Connections

Married Wilbur F. McNair, November 11, 1950 (deceased 1974). Children: Allen, Donald, Roger, Patricia.

father:
Victor Hugo Wachs

mother:
Sylvia Cordella (Allen) Wachs

spouse:
Wilbur F. McNair

children:
Allen McNair

Donald McNair

Roger McNair

Patricia McNair