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Dorothy Roe Lewis

Dorothy Roe Lewis, American freelance/self-employed writer. Recipient Missouri medal, 1958, Zonta International Newswoman of Year award, 1958. Member of Women in Communications, Fortnightly (University Missouri).

Background

  • Lewis, Dorothy Roe was born on May 18, 1904 in Alba, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Daniel Perkins and Anna Florence (Tibbs) Roe.

  • Education

    • BJ, University Missouri, 1924.

    Career

    • Reporter Eldorado Daily News, 1924—1925. Shopping news columnist Los Angeles Examiner, 1926. Feature writer Chicago Herald-Examiner, 1927, Universal Service, 1927—1937.

      Freelance feature writer New York World, 1927—1928. Co-public Burlington Daily Enterprise, New Jersey, 1939—1940. Women's editor Associated Press, New York City, 1941—1960.

      Ghost writing assignments for celebrities in women's field Putnam, Lippincott, Prentice-Hall Public Companies, 1944—1960. Assistant women's editor King Features, 1940—1941. Columnist Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, 1960—1970.

      Member journalism faculty University Missouri, Columbia, 1964—1974. Editor Missouri Republican, 1975—1980. Freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, since 1980.

      Judge Penney-Missouri Women's Page Awards, 1962—1974.

    Works

    • Author (with Lilly Dache): Talking Through My Hats, 1946. Author: Lilly Dache's Glamour Book, 1956, The Trouble with Women Is Men, 1962.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian

    Membership

    Member of Women in Communications, Fortnightly (University Missouri).

    Connections

    • Married John Bettington Lewis, July 4, 1937 (deceased). Children: Judith Jennifer Lewis White, Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber.
    • father: Daniel Perkins Roe
    • mother: Anna Florence (Tibbs) Roe
    • spouse: John Bettington Lewis
    • children: Judith Jennifer Lewis White Lewis
    • Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber Lewis
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    • 1924
      University Missouri
    • 1924 - 1925
      Reporter Eldorado Daily News
    • 1926
      shopping news columnist Los Angeles Examiner
    • 1927
      feature writer, Chicago Herald-Examiner
    • 1927 - 1937
      feature writer, Chicago Herald-Examiner
    • 1927 - 1928
      freelance feature writer, New York World
    • 1939 - 1940
      co-public Burlington Daily Enterprise
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1941 - 1960
      women's editor Associate, d Press

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