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Max Bentley

Max Bentley, American publicist.


  • Bentley, Max was born on November 18, 1888 in at Abilene, Texas, United States. Son of Henry L. and Alice (Green) Bentley.

  • Education

    • Education high school, Abilene.


    • Reporter for the Abilene Reporter, 1906-1911. Reporter Corpus Christi (Texas) Democrat, 1911-1912, managing editor, 1912-1913. Successively reporter, telegraph editor, city editor, news editor Houston (Texas) Chronicle, 1914-1920, managing editor, 1920-1923.

      Free lance writer, on staff McClure’s magazine and various other publications 1923-1926. One of founders of Abilene News (morning), 1926. Managing editor, Abilene Reporter-News (morning-afternoon), 1926-1936.

      Editor and chairman editorial board West Texas Today (monthly magazine). One of organizers and owners of Texas Publishers Association, public a group of daily newspapers. Radio news commentator, Texas State Network, 1938-1939.

      Activities and public relations director West Texas Chamber of Commerce since June 1, 1939. Past president West Texas Press Association. Ex-president Managing Editors Association of Texas.


    • Editors Association of Tex.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Dimple F. McLemore, June 1, 1911. Children: Alice (Mistress.
    • father: Henry L. Bentley
    • mother: Alice (Green) Bentley
    • spouse: Dimple F. McLemore
    • child: Alice (Mrs Bentley
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    Born November 18, 1888