Gilbert Melville Grosvenor
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Born in Washington, D.C., Grosvenor is the son of Melville Bell Grosvenor and the great-grandson of Alexander Graham Bell. He received a B.A. in psychology from Yale University in 1954. In 1970, he assumed the position of editor of National Geographic Magazine after earlier working as one of the magazine's photo editors. He served as editor until 1980, when he became president of the National Geographic Society. Since his retirement in 1996, he has served as chairman of the board of trustees of the Society as well as an honorary director of The Explorers Club.
- Lanken, Dane. "The bee in Grosvenor's bonnet", Canadian Geographic, Vol. 116.6, November-December 1996: pp. 95-96.
- Royal Scottish Geographical Society Awards and Medals
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|President of the National Geographic Society
March 1980 – 1996
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