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Richard Eugene Palmer

Richard Eugene Palmer was American newspaper executive. Board directors Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, Baton Rouge, 1961-1963, 68-74, 81-83; Member Newspaper Computer Users Group (chairman 1967-1982, board directors 1967-1988), Masons.

Background

  • Palmer, Richard Eugene was born on July 7, 1920 in Watertown, New York, United States. Son of Howard Welch and Pauline (Coulthart) Palmer.

  • Education

    • Student, Wesleyan University, 1941. Bachelor, University Missouri, 1947.

    Career

    • Editor News Herald, Willoughby, Ohio, 1953-1960. Associate editor, production manager State Times and Advocate, Baton Rouge, 1960-1976, director news and production, 1976-1978, vice president news and production, 1978-1988, board directors, since 1985. Vice president Southern Production Program Inc., Oklahoma City, 1983-1988.

      Trustee Newspaper Production and Research Center, 1965-1988. Chairman Southern Regional advisory board American Press Institute, Reston, Virginia, 1984-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: micro computers.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, Baton Rouge, 1961-1963, 68-74, 81-83. Member Newspaper Computer Users Group (chairman 1967-1982, board directors 1967-1988), Masons.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: micro computers.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Winfield Lee, May 6, 1950. Children: Melissa Lee, James Howard.
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    • 1941
      Wesleyan University
    • 1947
      University Missouri
    • 1953 - 1960
      Editor News Herald
      Willoughby, Ohio, United States
    • 1960 - 1976
      associate, State Times and Advocate
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    • 1960 - 1976
      production manager, State Times and Advocate
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States