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William Boyd Dickinson

William Boyd Dickinson, American government official, newspaper editor. member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977.; Member Associate Press Managing.


  • Dickinson, William Boyd was born on May 18, 1908 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of William Boyd and Alice G. (Hillman) Dickinson.

  • Education

    • A.A., Kansas City Junior College, 1927. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1929. Nieman fellow Harvard, 1939-1940.


    • Reporter Kansas City Star, 1929-1930. With United Press International, 1930-1949, successively manager burs., Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, business representative, Chicago, news editor, London, S.W. Pacific manager and war correspondent, 1930-1947, foreign news editor, New York City, 1947-1949. With Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin, 1949-1978, news editor, Washington bureau chief, associate city editor, 1949-1956, assistant managing editor, 1956-1959, managing editor, 1959-1969, executive editor, 1969-1973.

      Member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977.


    • Editors Association (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors (director), Philadelphia Press Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta.


    Member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977. Member Associate Press Managing. Clubs: National Press (Washington).


    • Married Aileen Robinson (deceased). Married second, Joan S. Younger. Children: William Boyd III, Beverly Dickinson Albertson, Theresa Joan, Rosalind Alice Dickinson Babcock, Diana Mary.
    • father: William Boyd Dickinson
    • mother: Alice G. (Hillman) Dickinson
    • spouses: Aileen Robinson
    • Joan S. Younger
    • children: William Boyd III Dickinson
    • Beverly Dickinson Albertson Dickinson
    • Theresa Joan Dickinson
    • Rosalind Alice Dickinson Babcock Dickinson
    • Diana Mary Dickinson
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    Died September 12, 1978
    (aged 70)