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Thomas Neil McLean

Thomas Neil McLean, American editor.


  • McLean, Thomas Neil was born on July 30, 1938 in Blythewood, South Carolina, United States. Son of Hudnalle Bridges and Helen (Allen) McLean.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1960. Postgraduate, Boston University, 1962.


    • With Columbia (South Carolina) Newspapers Inc., since 1964. Assistant managing editor The State, 1972-1973. Editor The Columbia Record, 1973-1980.

      Executive editor The State and The Columbia Record, 1980-1990, editorial page editor, vice president, since 1990.


    Member South Carolina Consumer Affairs Commission. Trustee United Way, Columbia, member City of Columbia Bicentennial Commission. Chairman Crime Stoppers.

    Board directors Providence Hospital Served with United States Air Force, 1961-1964. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Associated Press Managing Editors Association, South Carolina Associated Press News Council (president), Association United States Army (president chapter), Sigma Delta Chi. Clubs: Summit, Capital City, Kiwanis (director local club).


    • Married Margaret Ann McMurray, March 3, 1962. Children: Thomas Neil, Melanie Ann, Patrick David.
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    • 1960
      University South Carolina
    • 1962
      Boston University
    • 1964
      With Columbia (South Carolina) Newspapers Incorporated
    • 1972 - 1973
      assistant, managing editor The State
    • 1973 - 1980
      editor The Columbia Record
    • 1980 - 1990
      executive, editor The State and The Columbia Record