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William Brush Ruggles

William Brush Ruggles, American newspaper editor. Decorated Bronze Star, Victory medal with 2 star, German Occupation medal, American Theatre medal, Southwest Pacific medal with 3 stars, Philippine Liberation medal with 1 star, World World War II medal.


  • Ruggles, William Brush was born on March 7, 1891 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of Gardner and Mary Lee (Grant) Ruggles.

  • Education

    • Student, University Texas, 1910.


    • Sports editor Houston Post, 1910-1916. Special writer Houston Chronicle, 1916. Sports editor Galveston (Texas) News, 1916-1917, Dallas News, 1919-1925, editorial writer, 1926-1937, associate editor in chief, 1937-1943, editor, from 1943.

      Secretary Dallas Automobile Club, 1920. Executive secretary Ex-Student's Association, University Texas, 1925-1926. Statistician Texas Baseball League, from 1920, secretary, 1921-1925, acting president, 1929.


    • Texas League Record Book
    • Pocket size record book containing official records for both clubs and players, years 1888 to 1955 inclusive.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Second lieutenant United States Army, 1917-1919, colonel infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, colonel United States Army Reserve retired. Member Texas Geography Society, Dallas History Society, Reserve Officers Association, Society 1st Division, American Society newspaper Editors, Newcomen Society, Military Order World Wars, Poetry Society Texas, English-Speaking Union, Phi Kappa Psi.


    • Married Dorothy Sheridan, January 30, 1922. Children: Margery Alice (Mistress Margery Gunter), Marilou (Mistress Jesse R. Core III), Dorothy Clare (Mistress William Spence Smith), Anne (Mistress Alan Bromberg).
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    Born March 7, 1891
    • 1910
      University Texas
    • 1910 - 1916
      Sports editor Houston Post
    • 1916
      special writer, Houston Chronicle
    • 1916 - 1917
      sports editor Galveston (Texas) News
    • 1919 - 1925
      sports editor Galveston (Texas) News