Howard Zahniser Photo

Howard Zahniser

Born: Feb 25, 1906

Death: May 5, 1964

Birthplace: Franklin

Nationality: United States

Howard Zahniser

Date of Birth : Feb 25, 1906
Date of Death : May 5, 1964
Birth Place : Franklin

Howard Clinton Zahniser was an American environmental activist. For nearly 20 years, he helped lead The Wilderness Society, as executive secretary, executive director, and editor of The Living Wilderness, from 1945 to 1964. Zahniser is noted for being the primary author of the Wilderness Act of 1964.

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