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William Hollingsworth Whyte, American writer. Recipient Benjamin Franklin magazine writing award, 1953, Liberty and Justice Book award American Library Association, 1957, American Institute of Architects award, 1983, Natural Resources Council award, 1985, Doris Freedman award, 1985.

Background

Whyte, William Hollingsworth was born on October 1, 1917 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Hollingsworth and Louise (Price) Whyte.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Princeton University, 1939.

Career

With, Vick Chemical Company, 1939-1941;with, First Marmes, 1941-1945;writer, Fortune magazine, New York City, 1946-1951;assistant managing editor, Fortune magazine, 1951-1959. Distinguished professor Hunter College, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1970-1971.

Works

Membership

Member Hudson River Valley Commission. Member President's Task Force Natural Beauty, 1964-1965. Co-director White House Conference Natural Beauty.

Trustee Episcopal Church School Foundation. Trustee Conservation Foundation American Conservation Association. Board directors Municipal Art Society New York, New York Landmarks Conservancy.

Served to captain United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1941-1945. Member Society of Cincinnati (Maryland). Clubs: Quadrangle, Century Association (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Conservation, urban planning, photography.

Connections

Son of William Hollingsworth and Louise (Price) W. M. Jenny Bell Bechtel, October 1964. 1 daughter, Alexandra.

father:
William Hollingsworth Whyte

mother:
Louise (Price) Whyte

spouse:
Jenny Bell Bechtel