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Lloyd Wendt

Lloyd Wendt, American writer. Recipient Distinguished Service award National Society Journalists, 1980, award of merit Northwestern University Alumni Association, 1953. President Society Midland Authors, 1947-1950. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Background

  • Wendt, Lloyd was born on May 16, 1908 in Spencer, South Dakota, United States. Son of Leo L. and Marie (Nylen) Wendt.

  • Education

    • Student, Sioux Falls College, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, 1931. Master of Science, Northwestern University, 1934.

    Career

    • Reporter, later columnist, drama reviewer Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Press, 1927-1928. Publicity director South Dakota Democratic Central Committee, 1928. Reporter Daily Argus-Leader, 1929, telegraph editor, 1932-1933.

      Also teacher journalism Sioux Falls College. Joined staff Chicago Tribune, 1934. As reporter, becoming special feature writer magazine section, later editor Grafic magazine, Sunday editor, associate Sunday editor, associate editor, 1975-1977.

      Chief Executive Officer Chicago American newspaper, 1961-1969. Public, editor Chicago Today, 1969-1974, president.

    Works

    • Give the Lady What She Wants!: ... The Story of Marshall Field & Company,
    • Publisher: RAND McNally and Company Date of Publication: 1952 Binding: hard cover Edition: First Edition Condition: Very Good/No Jacket Description: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed By the Chairman of the Board Copyright date is 1952, A NOTE HAND WRITTEN AND SIGNED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MARSHALL FIELDS AND CO.
    • Big Bill of Chicago
    • Winner of 2006 Illinois State Historical Society Book Award-Certificate of Excellence To some he was a humanitarian and builder.

    Membership

    President Society Midland Authors, 1947-1950. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Sigler, June 16, 1932 (deceased January 1980). 1 child, Bette Joan; Married Martha Toale, 1981.
    • father: Leo L. Wendt
    • mother: Marie (Nylen) Wendt
    • spouses: Helen Sigler
    • Martha Toale
    • child: Bette Joan Wendt
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    Died October 21, 2007
    (aged 99)
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    Ethnicity:
    • 1929
      Sioux Falls College
    • 1931
      Northwestern University
    • 1934
      Northwestern University
    • 1927 - 1928
      Reporter
    • 1928
      publicity director, South Dakota Democratic Central Committee
    • 1929
      reporter Daily Argus-Leader
    • 1932 - 1933
      reporter Daily Argus-Leader
    • 1934
      joined staff Chicago Tribune
    • 1961 - 1969
      Chief Executive Officer, Chicago American newspaper
    • 1969 - 1974
      public
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