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James Carmody Webster

James Carmody Webster, American editor, publisher. Named to Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965; recipient George W. Haggard award, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, 1969.

Background

  • Webster, James Carmody was born on February 2, 1938 in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States. Son of James Lavern and Lillian LaJeanne (Carmody) Webster.

  • Education

    • Student, Creighton University, 1959.

    Career

    • Reporter United Press International, Omaha, 1957-1959, bureau chief., sales manager Sioux Falls, South Dakot/ Milwaukee, 1959-1963. Managing editor Madison (South Dakota) Daily Leader, 1963-1968. Editor East River Guardian, Madison, 1968-1969.

      Public relations director American Public Power Association, Washington, 1970-1972. Press secretary Sen. George McGovern, 1973-1974. Chief clerk Sen. Agriculture Committee, 1975-1976.

      Assistant secretary United States Department Agriculture, 1977-1980. Editor, owner The Food & Fiber Letter, 1981-1993, The Webster Agricultural Letter, Arlington, since 1993. Television news correspondent, Market to Market, Des Moines, 1981-1986, Food Business Network, Washington, 1987-1988, Rural Free Delivery-television, Omaha, 1988-1989, Nation's Business Today, Washington, 1988-1989.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    President South Dakota Consumer's League, Madison, 1966-1968, Madison Junior Chamber of C., 1964. Vice president South Dakota Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965. Vice president Consumer Federation American, 1964-1972.

    Member Call to Action, Rosslyn Renaissance.

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Kay Johnson, July 18, 1959. Children: Mary Burke, James R., John W., Joseph C.
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    • 1959
      Creighton University
    • 1957 - 1959
      Reporter United Press Intern, ational
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1959 - 1963
      Reporter United Press Intern, ational
    • 1963 - 1968
      managing editor Madison (South Dakota) Daily Leader
    • 1968 - 1969
      editor East River Guardian
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      public relations director, American Public Power Association
      Washington, United States
    • 1973 - 1974
      press secretary, Sen. George McGovern
    • 1975 - 1976
      chief clerk, Sen. Agriculture Committee
    • 1977 - 1980
      assistant, secretary United States Department Agriculture
    • 1981 - 1993
      editor
    • 1993
      editor
      Arlington, Virginia, United States
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