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David Manning White

David Manning White, American author, educator. Decorated chevalier d'Honneur et de Mérite Ordre Souverain de Saint-Jean de Jerusalem; Order of Polonia Restituta; recipient Yankee Quill award, 1970; inducted into Virginia Communications Hall of Fame, 1992.


  • White, David Manning was born on June 28, 1917 in Milwaukee. Son of Max A. and Mary (Kazan) White.

  • Education

    • AB, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1938. Doctor of Humane Letters, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1964. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1939.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1942.


    • Teaching fellow English University Iowa, 1940-1942. Instructor English College William and Mary, 1945-1946. Member faculty Bradley University, 1946-1949, associate professor journalism, chairman department, 1947-1949.

      Research professor journalism Boston University, 1949-1975, chairman division journalism, 1964-1972. Professor mass communication Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, 1975-1982, professor emeritus, 1982-1986. President International Council Religions, Inc., 1982-1985, Marlborough House Public Company, Richmond, 1982-1993.

      Visiting professor Centro International de Estudios Superiores de Periodismo American Latina, Quito, Ecuador, October 1970, 71. News commentator Station WBZ-television, Boston, 1949-1950. Project director Center International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1951, Newspaper Comics Council 3 year study, 1959-1993.

      Research director New York Office International Press Institute, 1952-1953. Research adviser Sarpay Beikman Institute, Rangoon, Burma, 1957-1958. Correspondent NBC News, Rangoon, 1957-1958.

      Supervisor Gallup Poll in, Boston area, 1952-1956. Special elections editor Associated Press, Boston, 1954-1962. Member United Nations Educational relations committee State Department, 1954-1956.

      Consultant department mass communications United Nations Educational, Paris, 1954-1962. Lecturer Burma School Journalism, 1957-1958, Centre Internationale d'Enseignement Superieur de Journalisme, University Strasbourg, France, 1957, 60, 61, 62, Institute fur Publizistik, Free University, Berlin, 1962, 66. General editor Beacon Press contemporary communication series, 1966-1993.

      Chairman Governor's Committee on Communication, 1965-1970.



    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Served to ensign United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1944. Member Illinois Academy of Sciences, Boston Authors Club, History Society Iowa, Association Education Journalism, Council Communications Research (chairman 1954-1957), New England Academy Journalists (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Tau Kappa Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.


    • Married Catherine Wallerstein, April 20, 1944. Children: Steven, Richard, Max.
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    Born June 28, 1917
    Died December 17, 1993
    (aged 76)
    • 1938
      Cornell College
    • 1964
      Cornell College
    • 1939
      Columbia University
    • 1942
      University Iowa
    • 1940 - 1942
      Teaching fellow, English University Iowa
    • 1945 - 1946
      instructor, English College William and Mary
    • 1975 - 1982
      professor, mass communication Virginia Commonwealth University
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1982 - 1993
      president, International Council Religions
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      president, International Council Religions
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