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Corbin Gwaltney

Corbin Gwaltney, American publishing executive, editor. Recipient Robert Sibley award American Alumni Council, 1951, 56, 59, Distinguished Service to Higher Education awards Columbia University Alumni Federation, 1964, Distinguished Service to Higher Education awards American College Public Relations Association, 1971; George Polk award for education reporting, 1979. Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

Background

  • Gwaltney, Corbin was born on April 16, 1922 in Baltimore. Son of Howell Corbin and Margaret (Bell) Gwaltney.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1943. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Long Island University, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Johns Hopkins University, 1998.

    Career

    • Instructor, English Johns Hopkins University, 1946. With industrial relations department Western Electric Company and Locke division General Electric Company, 1946-1949. Editor Johns Hopkins Magazine, 1949-1959.

      Editor, executive director, chairman Editorial Projects for Education, Inc., Baltimore and Washington, 1959-1978. Executive editor Chronicle Higher Education, Washington, 1966-2000, chairman, since 2000. Executive editor Chronicle of Philanthropy, 1988—2000, chairman, since 2000.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Doris Jean Kell, July 13, 1946 (deceased). Children: Margaret Kell, Jean Corbin, Thomas Stewart. Married Jean Caryl Wyckoff, June 20, 1973 (deceased).

      Married Pamela I. Stokes, September 11, 2003.
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    Born April 16, 1922
    • 1943
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1970
      Long Island University
    • 1998
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1946
      Instructor
    • 1946 - 1949
      with industrial relations department Western Electric Company and Locke division General Electric Company
    • 1949 - 1959
      editor Johns Hopkins Magazine
    • 1966
      executive, editor Chronicle Higher Education
      Washington, United States
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