Richard M. Brett

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Richard M. Brett
Born (1903-09-03)September 3, 1903
Darien, Connecticut
Died September 7, 1989(1989-09-07) (aged 86)
Hartford, Connecticut
Alma mater Taft School, Williams College, Yale School of Forestry
Occupation Business
Known for Conservationist and author
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Baldwin; Helen Shaw
Children Clare and Betsy
Parent(s)

Richard M. Brett (September 3, 1903 – September 7, 1989) was a conservationist and author.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Brett, was born in Darien, Connecticut[2] and spent most of his life in Woodstock, Vermont, and Fairfield, Connecticut. Brett was a graduate of the Taft School, Williams College, and the Yale School of Forestry.

Career[edit]

Brett served as treasurer (appointed 1926)[3] and general manager of Macmillan Publishing. After serving in World War II, Brett was the business manager of the New York Public Library from 1947 until 1953.

Conservationist[edit]

After retirement in 1953, Brett moved to Vermont, where he set up a tree farm with habitats for wildlife at Hawk's Hill in East Barnard. He served as a trustee of the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Brett later donated his Hawk's Hill tree farm to the New England Forestry Foundation.[4]

Military service[edit]

Brett served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Country Journal Woodlot Primer: The Right Way to Manage Your Woodland by Richard M. Brett (1983)
  • Primer on Aging by Richard M. Brett (1988)
  • An inquiry into flood plains by Richard M Brett (1973)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Richard M. Brett, 86, Ex-Library Executive". The New York Times. 1989-09-12. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ James, Elizabeth (2002). Macmillan A Publishing Tradition. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 180. ISBN 0-333-73517-X. 
  4. ^ http://www.newenglandforestry.org/newsletters/winte2003.pdf