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William Lee Umstead

William Lee Umstead, American newspaperman. Decorated Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Background

  • Umstead, William Lee was born on July 23, 1921 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of William L. and Sally (Breeze) University.

  • Education

    • Student, George Washington University, 1941.

    Career

    • Reporter, then news editor Washington bureau International News Service, 1941-1958. Member staff United Press International Washington bureau, 1958-1968, night editor, bureau manager, 1966-1968. Assistant managing editor New York Daily News, 1968-1974, night managing editor, 1974-1981, managing editor, 1981-1984, vice president, 1982-1984.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married June L. Myers, February 18, 1949 (deceased April 1980). Children– Eric William, William Lee III, Robin Lynne.
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    • 1941
      George Washington University
    • 1958 - 1968
      member, staff United Press International Washington bureau
    • 1968 - 1974
      assistant, managing editor New York Daily News
    • 1974 - 1981
      assistant, managing editor New York Daily News
    • 1981 - 1984
      assistant, managing editor New York Daily News
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