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Mark Foster Ethridge

Mark Foster Ethridge, American publishing executive. Served from yeoman to ensign United States Navy, 1917-1919.; Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi.; Club: Century Association.

Background

  • Ethridge, Mark Foster was born on April 22, 1896 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. Son of William Nathaniel and Mary (Howell) Ethridge.

  • Education

    • Student of University Mississippi, 1914-1915, Mercer U., 1916-1917.

    Career

    • Began as reporter for Meridian Star, 1913, later reporter with Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer Sun. City editor Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, 1919-1922, managing editor, 1925-1933. With New York Sun and Consolidated Press, 1923-1924, A.P., 1933.

      Assistant general manager Washington Post, 1933-1934. President public Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 1934-1936. Vice president, general manager Courier Journal and Louisville Times, 1936-1942, public, 1942-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1963.

      Vice president, editor Newsday, Garden City, Long Island, New York, 1963-1965. Visited Balkans for State Department, 1945. American delegate to United Nations Commission to Study Greek Border Disputes, 1947.

      Chairman United States advisory commission on information, 1948-1950. Lecturer journalism U. North Carolina, 1965-1966. Trustee Ford Foundation, 1954-1967.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Served from yeoman to ensign United States Navy, 1917-1919. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi. Club: Century Association.

    Connections

    • Married Willie Snow, October 12, 1921. Children: Mary Snow, Mark Foster, Georgia Cubbedge and William Davidson.
    • father: William Nathaniel Ethridge
    • mother: Mary (Howell) Ethridge
    • spouse: Willie Snow
    • children: Mary Snow Ethridge
    • Mark Foster Ethridge
    • Georgia Cubbedge and William Davidson Ethridge
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    Died March 5, 1981
    (aged 84)
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