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Ernest Albert Cady

Ernest Albert Cady, American newspaper editor. Recipient National Freedoms Foundation award editorial writing, 1971, Ohioana library citation for service to Ohio journalism, 1974.


  • Cady, Ernest Albert was born on October 25, 1899 in Newark. Son of Charles Adelbert and Bird Lenore (Bollwine) Cady.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Ohio State University, 1922.


    • Member staff Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 1922-1977, editorial writer, assistant editor editorial page, 1936-1965, literature editor, columnist, 1948-1977, book reviewer. Member book awards committee Ohioana Library Association, 1950-1985, chairman 1965, 67, 69, 71, 73.


    • Author: We Adopted Three, 1952, (with Frances Cady) How to Adopt a Child, 1956
    • also articles.


    A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.


    Co-incorporator, trustee Ohio Children's Society, private adoption agency, 1953-1985. Member National Book Critics Circle (charter), Ohio Press Club, Gridiron, Columbus Dispatch Country Club, Sigma Delta Chi (organizing president Center Ohio professional chapter 1950, Distinguished Service award 1980).


    • Married Frances D. Fairchild, June 11, 1923. Children: Charles Sherman, Jocelyn Sue Cady Ritter, Judith Ann Cady Wiggins, Jerilou.
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    Born October 25, 1899
    Died July 30, 1985
    (aged 85)
    • 1922
      Ohio State University
    • 1948 - 1977
      Member, staff Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch