Academic journal article et Cetera

Robert Wanderer (1924-2007)

Academic journal article et Cetera

Robert Wanderer (1924-2007)

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General semanticist, writer, editor, teacher, Bob Wanderer sustained multiple injuries when hit by a car on January 8, 2007. Complications from multiple sclerosis interfered with Bob s recovery efforts over the next three months. He died on April 11 at 83.

Bob was two when his family moved from their Wisconsin home to the Haight District in San Francisco. He graduated from Lowell High School at 16 and, after studies at the University of San Francisco, he began a news career at a small Chico, CA newspaper, becoming its editor. He later became editor of a Burlingame, CA paper. His change of career focus came in the late 1950's, as a result of attending the highly-acclaimed lecture courses presented by Prof. S.I. Hayakawa at San Francisco State. Hayakawa, newly-arrived from Chicago, led the International Society For General Semantics and edited its quarterly journal, "ETC," assisted by many of his students. Some of his students began the SF Chapter of ISGS, with the goal of introducing general semantics to the public through monthly lectures and seminars which demonstrated ways to resolve conflicts and solve other problems. …

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