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Walter Robert Mears

Walter Robert Mears was American journalist. Recipient annual award Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1973; Pulitzer prize for National Reporting, 1977. Trustee Middlebury College, 1980-1984. Member of Governors Club, Burning Tree Club, Gridiron Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Mears, Walter Robert was born on January 11, 1935 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Lewis and Edythe Emily (Campbell) Mears.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Middlebury College, 1956. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Middlebury College, 1977.

    Career

    • Newsman Associated Press, Boston, 1956, correspondent Montpelier, Vermont, 1956-1960, state house correspondent Boston, 1960-1961, newsman Washington, 1961-1969, chief political writer, 1969-1972, assistant chief Washington bureau, 1973-1974, special correspondent, 1975, chief, 1977-1983, vice president, 1978-2001, executive editor, 1984-1988, vice president, columnist, 1989-2001.

    Works

    • The Kennedy Brothers: A Legacy in Photographs
    • Through more than 120 stunning photographs and the text of Pulitzer Prize-winner Walter Mears, The Kennedy Brothers provides a fascinating look at the lives of perhaps the most influential men in modern American politics.

    Membership

    Trustee Middlebury College, 1980-1984. Member of Governors Club, Burning Tree Club, Gridiron Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Sally Danton, December 28, 1956 (deceased December 1962). Children: Pamela (deceased), Walter Robert Junior (deceased). Married Joyce Marie Lund, August 4, 1963 (divorced 1983).

      Children: Stephanie Joy, Susan Marie. Married Carroll Ann Rambo, March 1, 1986 (divorced 1995). Married Frances R. Richarson, July 5, 1997.
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    Born January 11, 1935
    • 1956
      Middlebury College
    • 1977
      Middlebury College
    • 1956 - 1960
      Newsman Associate, d Press
      Vermont, United States
    • 1956
      Newsman Associate, d Press
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1960 - 1961
      Newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1961 - 1969
      Newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1975
      Newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1977 - 1983
      Newsman Associate, d Press
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