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Robert Lee Sherrod

Robert Lee Sherrod, American writer. Trustee Corrs. Fund, 1963-1993. Member of National Press (Washington); Overseas Press, Century Association (New York City).

Background

  • Sherrod, Robert Lee was born on February 8, 1909 in Thomas County, Georgia, United States. Son of Joseph Arnold and Victoria Ellen (Evers).

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1929.

    Career

    • Reporter Atlanta Constitution, Palm Beach (Florida) Daily News, and others, 1929-1935. With Time and Life magazines as Washington correspondent, associate editor, war and Far East correspondent, 1935-1952. Far East correspondent Sat.

      Eve. Post, 1952-1955, managing editor, 1955-1962. Editor, 1962; editor-at-large, 1963-1964. Vice president, editorial coordinator Curtis Public Company, 1965-1966.

      Writing on foreign affairs and history, since 1966. Contract writer Life Magazine, New York City, 1966-1968. Member history advisory committee United States Marine Corps, 1973-1976.

      Board directors Marine Corps History Foundation, 1979-1986. Member University Georgia President's Advisory Council, 1975-1978. Member board judges national magazine awards Columbia University, 1979-1986.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Trustee Corrs. Fund, 1963-1993. Member of National Press (Washington). Overseas Press, Century Association (New York City).

    Connections

    • Son of; married Elizabeth Hudson, October 8, 1936 (deceased December 1958). Children: John Hudson, Robert Lee. Married Margaret Carson Ruff, May 5, 1961 (div.

      1972); married Mary Gay Labrot Leonhardt, August 26, 1972 (deceased July 1978).
    • father: Joseph Arnold Son
    • mother: Victoria Ellen (Evers) Son
    • spouses: Elizabeth Hudson
    • Margaret Carson Ruff
    • Mary Gay Labrot Leonhardt
    • children: John Hudson Sherrod
    • Robert Lee Sherrod
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    Born February 8, 1909
    Nationality
    • 1929
      University Georgia
    • 1929 - 1935
      Reporter Atlanta Constitution
    • 1952 - 1955
      Far East correspondent Sat. Eve. Post
    • 1955 - 1962
      Far East correspondent Sat. Eve. Post
    • 1962
      editor
    • 1963 - 1964
      editor-at-large
    • 1965 - 1966
      vice president, Curtis Public Company
    • 1965 - 1966
      editorial coordinator, Curtis Public Company
    • 1966
      writing on foreign affairs and history
    • 1966 - 1968
      contract writer, Life Magazine
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