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Josephus Daniels

Josephus Daniels, American newspaper executive. Member American Legion (commander, 1922-1923, department commander, 1935-1936.


  • Daniels, Josephus was born on July 27, 1894 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Josephus and Addie Worth (Bagley) Daniels.

  • Education

    • Student Horner Military School, Oxford, North Carolina, 1907, Tome School, Port Deposit, Maryland., 1913-1914.


    • 1 son, Edgar Foster. With The News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1918, business manager and advertising manager, 1921, president, 1948-1956, chairman of the board of directors, since 1956. Enlisted Marine Corps, World War I. Discharge as captain.

      Served as captain, World World War II, in casualty division, discharge as major. Treasurer William J. Bryan Memorial Fund, 1933.


    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    In modern culture the ability to make decisions and choose our own path in life has extremely high value. But through the faith we voluntarily surrender to God in love and joy.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family is the most basic of human institutions through which people are nurtured and sustained in love, responsibility, and respect.


    Member American Legion (commander, 1922-1923, department commander, 1935-1936. Clubs: Carolina Country, Rotary.


    • Married Evelina Foster McCauley, April.
    • father: Josephus Daniels
    • mother: Addie Worth (Bagley) Daniels
    • spouse: Evelina Foster McCauley
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    Died February 15, 1964
    (aged 69)