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Edward Lake Fike

Edward Lake Fike, American newspaper editor. Recipient George Washington award Freedoms Foundation, 1969-1971, 73, 78, Editorial Writing award North Carolina Press Association, 1954-1955, Virginia Press Association, 1969, California Newspaper Publications Association, 1969, 80; Hoover Institute Media fellow Stanford University, 1990-1991.


  • Fike, Edward Lake was born on March 31, 1920 in Delmar, Maryland, United States. Son of Claudius Edwin and Rosa Lake (Pegram) Fike.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1941. Postgraduate, University Cincinnati, 1942.


    • Editor, co-public Nelsonville Tribune, Ohio, 1945-1948. Director bureau public information Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1948-1952. Member United States delegate North Atlantic Council, Paris, 1952-1953.

      Associate editor Rocky Mount Evening Telegram, North Carolina, 1953-1957. Editor, public Fike Newspapers, Lewistown and Glendive, Montana, 1957-1962, also Wilmington and Tujunja, California, 1957-1968. Associate editor Richmond News Leader, Virginia, 1968-1970.

      Director news and editorial analysis Copley Newspapers, 1970-1977. Editor editorial pages San Diego Union, 1977-1990. Lecturer journalism San Diego State University, San Diego Evening College.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    In a society where self-interest and hypocrisy are often seen as dominating, the Christians should nurture and promote values and purposes that are beyond us.


    Parole commissioner San Diego County, 1993-1994, president advisory council San Diego State University, 1988-1993. Board director Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute and Midway Aircraft/Carrier Museum Grossmont Hospital Foundation, Armed Service Young Men's Christian Association Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member of Omicron Delta Kappa.


    • Married Rosa Amanda Drake, April 1, 1952. Children: Rosa, Evelyn, Amy, Melinda.
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    Born March 31, 1920
    • 1941
      Duke University
    • 1942
      University Cincinnati
    • 1945 - 1948
      Ohio, United States
    • 1948 - 1952
      director, bureau public information Duke University
      Durham, United Kingdom
    • 1952 - 1953
      member, United States delaware North Atlantic Council
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1953 - 1957
      associate, editor Rocky Mount Evening Telegram
      North Carolina, United States
    • 1957 - 1962
      Montana, United States
    • 1957 - 1968
      California, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      associate, editor Richmond News Leader
      Virginia, United States
    • 1970 - 1977
      director, news and editorial analysis Copley Newspapers
    • 1977 - 1990
      editor editorial pages San Diego Union
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