IRWIN--Wallace, Jr. (November 24, 1918 - December 2, 2009). International affairs writer and editor, Environmental activist. Son of writers Wallace Irwin and Laetitia McDonald. Nephew of reporter Will Irwin, brother of Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times White House correspondent Don Irwin. Malcolm Gordon School; St. Paul's School 1936; Princeton BA 1940, MA-1948. Loving, devoted husband of Barbara Sprott Irwin (1916-2001). Public Affairs Officer US Mission to UN, speechwriter to H.C. Lodge, A. Goldberg and A. Stevenson; Policy advisor and staff First UN Conference on Human Environment, Stockholm 1972; Senior Environmental Policy advisor and speechwriter to UN Ambassador George H.W. Bush. Editor-writer, UN Association USA. Head Editor, Foreign Policy Association, New York. Environmental leader, volunteer and artist, Larchmont, NY, Westchester County. Board of Soundwatch and Larchmont Reservoir James G. Johnson Conservancy; Westchester Conservation Advisory Committee founder and board member. Beloved member of the Kendal community in Lexington. Survived by son William Wallace Irwin, Beacon, NY; daughter Victoria Irwin Woolley and grandson Benjamin Irwin Woolley, Minneapolis; nieces Sarah Irwin, Millboro,VA, Edith Irwin, Eskdalemuir, Scotland; nephew Donald P. Irwin, Richmond; nieces Philippa Sprott, London, Nicola Sprott, Norfolk, UK.
Published in New York Times on Dec. 15, 2009.