Schanche, Donald Arthur, 1926-1994.

Birth 1926
Death 1994

Biographical notes:

Donald Arthur Schanche (1926-1994) was a freelance writer for numerous magazines; an editor for Life, Saturday Evening Post, and Holiday; author of several books, and a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in the Cairo Bureau (1976-1981), Rome Bureau (1982-1987) and the Caribbean Bureau (1987-1991). He was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of Carl and Anna Shennum Schanche, and was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He married Marybelle Waddington in 1952.

"James Wallace 'Wally' Butts Jr. coached the University of Georgia (UGA) football team from 1939 to 1960, leading the Bulldogs to four Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, one undefeated season, and eight bowl games. His intense desire to win, knowledge of the game, and innovative techniques - including a devastating passing game - made him a coaching legend even before he retired. Though he was wracked by scandal late in his career, he is remembered as one of the great coaches in the history of UGA, and in all of college football." - "Wally Butts." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved July 31, 2008)

"The first national manned space flight project, later named Project Mercury, was born on Oct. 7, 1958. The program spanned nearly five years, with six manned missions making history between May 1961 and May 1963. In that short time, NASA achieved its goals for the project: orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, investigate man's ability to function in space, [and] recover both man and spacecraft safely."--"In Their Footsteps: The Mercury 7" from the NASA web site, (Accessed November 30, 2009)

From the description of Don A. Schanche papers, 1937-1994. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 477298778


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