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Charles A. Connaughton, 1909-1989.

Charles A. Connaughton, 1909-1989

Charles A. Connaughton, longtime director and former president of the American Forestry Association, died December 19 in Portland, Oregon, of causes related to old age. He was 81.

Charlie was born in 1908 in Placerville, Idaho, and graduated from the University of Idaho in 1928 with a forestry degree and from Yale in 1934 with a master's degree. He and Myrtle, his wife of 57 years, were married in 1932.

His 43-year career with the U.S. Forest Service began with a temporary appointment on the Boise National Forest. In the early 30s he worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps program, and was later named director of the Rocky Mountain Station and then the Southern Station in New Orleans. He served as regional forester of the Southern Region, the California Region, and finally of Region 6, a position he held until his retirement in 1971.

Charlie was president of AFA from 1971 to 1973, and president of the Society of American Foresters for the 1960-61 term. Among his many awards was AFA's john Aston Warder Medal and SAF's Sir William Schlich Memorial Award.

He is survived by his wife, Myrtle, of Portland; son Kent of Beaverton, Oregon; daughter Sharon Ebbert of Cincinnati; sister Teresa Shawyer of jerome, Idaho; and four grandchildren.

Charlie Connaughton toiled long and hard for forestry and for this association. He will be sorely missed. -WARREN POST
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Title Annotation:president, American Forestry Association
Author:Post, Warren
Publication:American Forests
Article Type:obituary
Date:Mar 1, 1990
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