Robert Calvert Jr., pub­lisher, ad­min­is­tra­tor

The Washington Post Sunday - - LOCAL OPINIONS - — From staff re­ports

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.

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