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William Robert Burleigh

William Robert Burleigh was American media executive. With Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member Queen City Club, Cincinnati Literature Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Commercial Club, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Background

  • Burleigh, William Robert was born on September 6, 1935 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph Charles and Emma Bertha (Wittgen) Burleigh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1957. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Southern Indiana, 1979. Doctor of Laws, Thomas More College, 2009.

    Career

    • From reporter to editor, president Evansville Press, 1951-1977. Editor Cincinnati Post, 1977-1983. Vice president, general editorial manager Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Cincinnati, 1984-1986, senior vice president newspapers and publications, 1986-1990, executive vice president, 1990-1994, president, chief operating officer, 1994-1996, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1996-1999.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer E.W. Scripps Company, 1999-2000, chairman, 2000—2009.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    With Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member Queen City Club, Cincinnati Literature Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Commercial Club, Alpha Sigma Nu.

    Connections

    • Married Catherine Anne Husted, November 28, 1964. Children: David William, Catherine Anne, Margaret Walden.
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    Born September 6, 1935
    • 1957
      Marquette University
    • 1979
      University Southern Indiana
    • 2009
      Thomas More College
    • 1977 - 1983
      editor Cincinnati Post
    • 1984 - 1986
      vice president, Scripps-Howard Newspapers
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      general editorial manager, Scripps-Howard Newspapers
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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