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William James Mcnally

William James Mcnally, author, business executive. Served as First lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1917-1918.


  • Mcnally, William James was born on June 8, 1891 in New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States. Son of William Francis and Stella Theresa (Murphy) Mcnally.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Minnesota, 1911. A.M., Harvard, 1913.


    • Successively overseas correspondent, dramatic editor, chief editorial writer, vice president, general manager Minneapolis Tribune 1914-1941. Vice president Star Journal Tribune Company, 1941-1944. President Minnesota Tribune Company.

      Chairman of the Board Midwest Radio-television, Inc., (Washburn Crosby Company Radio and television, Minneapolis, St. Paul), Midcontinent Radio-Television, Inc. Vice president Doughboy Industries, Inc. Director Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation, New York City.


    • Author: (novels) The Barb, 1923. House of Vanished Splendor, 1932. The Roofs of Elm Street, 1936.

      (plays) A Good Bad Woman, produced New York, 1925. Ink (with T. J. Dillon), produced New York, 1927. Prelude to Exile, Theatre Guild production, New York, 1936.


    Served as First lieutenant infantry United States Army, 1917-1918.; Clubs: Minnesota, Minneapolis.


    • Married Lois Aldrich, 1941. Children: William Miles, Pierce Aldrich.
    • father: William Francis Mcnally
    • mother: Stella Theresa (Murphy) Mcnally
    • spouse: Lois Aldrich
    • children: William Miles Mcnally
    • Pierce Aldrich Mcnally
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    Died April 2, 1967
    (aged 75)