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David Leon Barnett

David Leon Barnett, American editorial consultant. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: Gridiron (Washington), Harvard (Washington), National Press (Washington), Federal City (Washington).

Background

  • Barnett, David Leon was born on January 21, 1922 in Savannah, Georgia, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors in Govt, Harvard University, 1943. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1947.

    Career

    • Member staff Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1947-1954, chief statehouse bureau and political correspondent, 1950-1951, assistant city editor, 1951-1954. Regional correspondent Business Week magazine, 1951-1954. Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance, 1954-1955, chief Washington bureau, columnist, 1955-1965.

      Washington news editor Hearst Newspapers, 1966-1976. Assistant managing editor United States News & World Report, Washington, 1976-1987, editorial consultant, 1987-1995.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946. Member White House Corresponding Association Clubs: Gridiron (Washington), Harvard (Washington), National Press (Washington), Federal City (Washington).

    Connections

    • Married Jeanne Kahn, December 29, 1946. Children: Randel, Megan, Jane.
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    Born January 21, 1922
    Died January 18, 1995
    (aged 72)
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1947
      Columbia University
    • 1947 - 1954
      Member, staff Richmond (Virginia) News Leader
    • 1950 - 1951
      Member, staff Richmond (Virginia) News Leader
    • 1951 - 1954
      regional correspondent Business Week magazine
    • 1954 - 1955
      Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance
    • 1955 - 1965
      Washington correspondent North America Newspaper Alliance
    • 1966 - 1976
      Washington news editor Hearst Newspapers
    • 1976 - 1987
      assistant, managing editor United States News & World Report
      Washington, United States
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