August Howard

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August Howard
Born August Horowitz
(1910-01-02)January 2, 1910
Died December 4, 1988(1988-12-04) (aged 78)
Rego Park, New York
Known for American Polar Society

August Howard (January 2, 1910 - December 4, 1988) was the founder of the American Polar Society in 1934 and publisher of The Polar Times.[1] In 1948 Cape Howard was named for him.


He was born on January 2, 1910 as August Horowitz to a Russian immigrant who worked as a tailor.[2] In 1934 he founded the American Polar Society.[3] He was a public affairs officer of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America from 1928 to 1970. He died on December 4, 1988 in Rego Park, New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b "August Howard, 78, Organizer of a Society for Polar Explorers". New York Times. December 7, 1988. Retrieved 2011-11-07. August Howard, founder of the American Polar Society and the editor of a newsletter for polar explorers and researchers, died of heart disease Sunday. He was 78 years old and lived in Rego Park, Queens. 
  2. ^ "August Howard". Retrieved 2011-11-07. August Howard was born 'August Horowitz' on January 2, 1910, but he changed his name in the early 1940s. The son of a tailor and Russian immigrant ... 
  3. ^ "American Polar Society". Retrieved 2011-11-02. The American Polar Society was founded in 1934 by August Howard, a senior executive of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ...