Robert Calvert Jr., publisher, administrator
Robert Calvert Jr., 92, a former Peace Corps administrator and founder and publisher of the Garrett Park Press, which published career-related books and newsletters, died June 11 at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He had cancer, said a son, Robert B. Calvert.
Mr. Calvert was born in Santa Barbara, Calif., and raised in Scarsdale, N.Y. An Army veteran of World War II, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and his decorations included the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart. He moved to Washington in the early 1960s and created and directed the Peace Corps’ first post-service career program.
He left in 1967 to work as a dean at the newly established Federal City College, a forerunner of the University of the District of Columbia, and later moved to the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics.
After retiring in 1983, Mr. Calvert managed Garrett Park Press, a division of the J.G. Ferguson Publishing Co. He published nearly 150 books, 20 of which he wrote and edited, before closing shop in 2008.