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William Irving Bookman

William Irving Bookman, American journalist. Founder, chairman Child Abuse Prevention Center, White Plains, 1981-1991; member, chairman New York State Committee Open Government, Albany, 1988-1997. Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946. Member New York State Society Newspaper Editors (life, president 1968-1969, Friend of Free press 1988), White Plains Exchange Club (Book of Golden Deeds 1985), Old Guard White Plains.

Background

  • Bookman, William Irving was born on July 28, 1922 in New York City. Son of Irving H. and Amy (Stern) Bookman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Journalism, University Missouri, 1944.

    Career

    • Reporter Park Row News Service, New York City, 1946-1952, Yonkers (New York ) Herald Statesman, 1953-1958. City editor, editor White Plains (New York ) Reporter Dispatch, 1958-1971. Associate editor Gannett Suburban Newspapers, White Plains, 1971-1987, columnist, since 1988.

    Membership

    Founder, chairman Child Abuse Prevention Center, White Plains, 1981-1991. Member, chairman New York State Committee Open Government, Albany, 1988-1997. Sergeant United States Army, 1944-1946.

    Member New York State Society Newspaper Editors (life, president 1968-1969, Friend of Free press 1988), White Plains Exchange Club (Book of Golden Deeds 1985), Old Guard White Plains.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Noye, July 6, 1945. Children: Susan, Kathryn.
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    Born July 28, 1922
    • 1944
      University Missouri
    • 1946 - 1952
      Reporter Park Row News Service
    • 1953 - 1958
      Reporter Park Row News Service
    • 1958 - 1971
      city editor
    • 1971 - 1987
      associate, editor Gannett Suburban Newspapers
      White Plains, New York, United States
    • 1988
      associate, editor Gannett Suburban Newspapers