Public Figure Profiles

William Turnage

William Albert Turnage (December 9, 1942 – October 15, 2017) was the director of The Wilderness Society from 1978 to 1985 and business manager of photographer Ansel Adams. He was known for turning the Wilderness Society into a more professional advocacy group, and was an outspoken critic of James G. Watt, the Interior Secretary in the Reagan Administration. Born in Tucson and raised in Washington, D.C., Turnage earned an degree in history from Yale University in 1965 and entered Yale Law School before switching to the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He met Adams while working with Yale Chubb Fellowship and left school shortly after Adams invited him to manage his photography.

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Some of their strengths

William Turnage has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Generous, Intelligent, Adventurous, Energetic, Practical, Exacting, and Protective.

Adventurous and Independent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, William Turnage is someone who is an adventurous, independent, and energetic person, who is insightful, imaginative, generous, and honest. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Passionate and Intense

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know William Turnage well know them as someone who can be passionate, proud, and intense, like the sun or a blazing fire.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe William Turnage as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Exacting and Achievement-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, William Turnage is someone who has very high expectations for people, and who can be extremely focused on achieving goals and objectives.

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Optimistic and Quick-witted

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, William Turnage tends to be someone who is optimistic and spontaneous, and who has a clear and analytical mind. Who can be witty, with a happy-go-lucky- nature that makes others cheerful, and who possesses an adventurous zest for life.

Some of William Turnage's challenges

While William Turnage has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, William Turnage can be Stubborn, Impulsive, Careless, Suspicious, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Sensitive.

Impulsive and Careless

One of William Turnage's key challenges is that they are someone who can be impulsive and careless.

William Turnage must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Sensitive and Critical

William Turnage is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Irritable and Callous

Finally, William Turnage also can be short-tempered, childish, insensitive, and careless at times.

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