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Sterling Greene Slappey

Sterling Greene Slappey, American writer, journalist, researcher.

Background

  • Slappey, Sterling Greene was born on June 18, 1917 in Fort Valley, Georgia, United States. Son of Jenkins Sterling and Elma Louise (Greene) Slappey.

  • Education

    • Student, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), 1938. Student, University Georgia, Atlanta, 1939.

    Career

    • Reporter Atlanta Georgian & Sunday American, 1938-1939, Atlanta Constitution, 1940, 41, 45, 46, Associated Press, Atlanta, London, Moscow, 1947-1959. Specialist in racial affairs United States News & World Report, 1960-1962. Central European bureau chief Los Angeles Times, based in Bonn, West Germany, 1963-1966.

      Senior editor Nation's Business, Washington, 1966-1978. Director Future of Business Program. Director public affairs Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1978-1984, supervisor special events, 1984-1988.

      Columnist Washingtonian Magazine, 1971-1974. Free-lance writer various publications. Secretary Iberian Imports Inc., Alexandria, 1969-1978.

      President Alexandria Bath and Linen Company, 1978-1984.

    Works

    • Author: novel Exodus of the Damned, 1968, Pioneers of American Business, 1973, Future of Business, 1980.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Overseas Writers, Landmarks Society, White House Corrs. Association, State Department Corrs.

    Association, Friends Kennedy Center, Association for Preservation Virginia Antiquities, Smithsonian Associates, Alexandria Assembly, National Trust Historic Preservation, American Academy Political Science, Academy Social and Political Science, Phi Delta Theta, International Club (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Margaret Byne Sellers, January 13, 1945. Children– Margaret, Charles.
    • father: Jenkins Sterling Slappey
    • mother: Elma Louise (Greene) Slappey
    • spouse: Margaret Byne Sellers
    • children: Margaret Slappey
    • Charles Slappey
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    Died August 8, 2001
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University)
    • 1939
      University Georgia
    • 1938 - 1939
      Reporter Atlanta Georgian & Sunday American
    • 1940
      Reporter Atlanta Georgian & Sunday American
    • 1960 - 1962
      specialist, in racial affairs United States News & World Report
    • 1963 - 1966
      Central European bureau chief Los Angeles Times
    • 1966 - 1978
      senior, editor Nation's Business
      Washington, United States
    • 1978 - 1984
      director, public affairs Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies
      Washington, United States
    • 1984 - 1988
      director, public affairs Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies
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