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Hal Irwin Leyshon

Hal Irwin Leyshon, American publicist. Served overseas with United States Army Air Forces; Member Sigma Nu Epsilon.

Background

  • Leyshon, Hal Irwin was born on September 12, 1900 in Mountain Ash, Kentucky, United States. Son of Howell Ulysses and Alice (Richards) Leyshon.

  • Education

    • Educated Maryville (Tennessee) Preparatory School, 1915-1917, Maryville College, 1917-1919.

    Career

    • One son, Hal Richards. Reporter Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel, 1919-1921, Knoxville Journal, 1921-1922, Mobile (Alabama) Register, 1922. City editor Knoxville News Sentinel, 1923-1925.

      Sunday editor Miami News, 1925-1928, news editor, 1928-1930, managing editor, 1931-1935, editor 1935-1941. Foreign correspondent Consolidated Press Association, 1930. Now president Hal Leyshon & Associates, Inc., public relations counsel, New York City Editor of Miami News during period for which it won Pulitzer medal for public service, 1939.

    Works

    • Editor of Miami News during period for which it won Pulitzer medal for public service, 1939.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyn

    Membership

    Served overseas with United States Army Air Forces. Member Sigma Nu Epsilon. Clubs: National Press (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Sullivan, June 25, 1935. Married second, Marion Elizabeth Pollard, August 22, 1942.
    • father: Howell Ulysses Leyshon
    • mother: Alice (Richards) Leyshon
    • spouses: Margaret Sullivan
    • Marion Elizabeth Pollard
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    Born September 12, 1900
    Died July 9, 1967
    (aged 66)
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