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William Taylor Mc Keown

magazine editor , author

William Taylor Mc Keown, American magazine editor, author. Pilot United States Army Air Force, World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Power Boat Association, United States Power Squadrons, 357 FIghter Group Association, New York Yacht Club, Overseas Press Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Turtles International.

Background

Keown, William Taylor Mc was born on July 4, 1921 in Fort Collins, Colorado, United States. Son of Stuart Ellison and Eunice Harris (Akin) Mc Keown.

Education

AB, Bowdoin College, 1942. Student, Columbia University Graduate School, 1948.

Career

Editor Fawcett Library Series, 1953-1956. Founding editor True's Boating Yearbook, 1955-1956, Popular Boating magazine, 1956, editor-in-chief, 1956-1962. Chief Executive Officer The Mc Keown Company, New York City, since 1993.

Editorial director Computer Travel Information, since 1994. Travel editor Davis Publications. Outdoor/boating/travel editor Popular Mechanics, 1971-1982.

Senior editor Outdoor Life, 1983-1993.

Membership

Pilot United States Army Air Force, World War II, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Power Boat Association, United States Power Squadrons, 357 FIghter Group Association, New York Yacht Club, Overseas Press Club, Royal Danish Yacht Club (Copenhagen), Turtles International.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    International competitor in power and sail racing events.

Connections

Married Lorraine Laredo. Children: Elizabeth Ellison, Katherine, Suzanne.