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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).


  • 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.


    • 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.


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


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Christian Church


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


    • Married John Bettington Lewis, July 4, 1937 (deceased). Children: Judith Jennifer Lewis White, Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber.
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    Born May 18, 1904
    • 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