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Hoke Norris

Hoke Norris, American publicist, university administrator. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation mass media fellow University of Chicago, 1960-1961.

Background

  • Norris, Hoke was born on October 8, 1913 in Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States. Son of Cadvin Hugh and Mabel Viola (Smith) Norris.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College, 1934. Postgraduate U. North Carolina, 1946. Nieman fellow Harvard, 1950-1951.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Marion Dees. Reporter, Elizabeth City (North Carolina) Daily Advance, 1934-1936, Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer, 1936-1937. Reporter, editor A.P. Raleigh, 1937-1942, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1946.

      Publicity director Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1946-1947. Reporter, editor Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal-Sentinel, 1947-1955. Reporter, literature editor Chicago Sun Times, 1955-1968.

      Editorial board Chicago Daily News, 1968-1970. Director public information Chicago Public Library, 1971-1974. Instructor creative writing University of Chicago, 1959-1960 assistant vice president public affairs Director Office Public Information, 1974-1977.

    Works

    • Author: (novels) All The Kingdoms of Earth, 1956. It’s Not Far But I Don’t Know the Way, 1969. Author, editor We Dissent, 1962.

      Contributor numerous short stories to mags.

    Membership

    Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation mass media fellow University of Chicago, 1960-1961.

    Connections

    • Married Edna Dees, August, 1941.
    • father: Cadvin Hugh Norris
    • mother: Mabel Viola (Smith) Norris
    • spouse: Edna Dees
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    Died July 8, 1977
    (aged 63)
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