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Anthony Polsky ’60

Anthony Polsky ’60, January 13, 1996, in Hong Kong, China. He was a foreign correspondent and international business consultant. After attending Reed for three years, he entered the New School for Social Research in New York City, earning a BA in 1963. He later did graduate work through a Ford Foundation fellowship at the School of International Affairs at Columbia University, a Fulbright Scholarship to Sophia University in Tokyo, and a Woodrow Wilson graduate fellowship. His early writing assignments included reporting for the New Yorker magazine’s "Talk of the Town" and the Bergen County Record in New Jersey. In the mid-’60s, he went to Hong Kong as a New York Herald Tribune correspondent. After the Tribune folded, he became deputy director of Hong Kong’s Far Eastern Economic Review. In 1970, he went to Singapore and wrote a series of articles for the New York Times on the jailing of political enemies, earning him commendation from fellow reporters and a deportation notice from prime minister Lee Quan Yew. From 1972 to 1981, he reported for Reuters News Service, worked in his family’s oil company in Portland, and wrote articles for the Oregonian. In 1981, he opened Cathay Counsellors Group, an international business consultancy, and in 1987 he returned to Hong Kong to oversee the company’s business there. He continued to write for publications both in Hong Kong and in the United States. Survivors include a son and a sister.

Appeared in Reed magazine: May 1996

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