January 2, 1910
|Died||December 4, 1988
Rego Park, New York
|Known for||American Polar Society|
He was born on January 2, 1910 as August Horowitz to a Russian immigrant who worked as a tailor. In 1934 he founded the American Polar Society. He was a public affairs officer of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America from 1928 to 1970. He died on December 4, 1988 in Rego Park, New York.
- "August Howard, 78, Organizer of a Society for Polar Explorers". New York Times. December 7, 1988. Retrieved 2011-11-07. "August Howard, founder of the American Polar Society and the editor of a newsletter for polar explorers and researchers, died of heart disease Sunday. He was 78 years old and lived in Rego Park, Queens."
- "August Howard". Retrieved 2011-11-07. "August Howard was born 'August Horowitz' on January 2, 1910, but he changed his name in the early 1940s. The son of a tailor and Russian immigrant ..."
- "American Polar Society". Retrieved 2011-11-02. "The American Polar Society was founded in 1934 by August Howard, a senior executive of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. ..."