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William Dale Allen

William Dale Allen, American newspaper editor. Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1986-1987. With United States Army, 1956-1957; sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1957-1974. Member Society Professional Journalists.

Background

  • Allen, William Dale was born on August 16, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Son of William Longstaff and Freda Valera (Jones) Allen.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts in Arts, Missouri Southern (formerly Joplin Junior College), 1959. BJ, University Missouri, 1961.

    Career

    • Reporter Joplin Glove, 1957-1959. News editor Newport (Arkansas) Indiana, 1961-1963. Assistant city editor, Carolinas editor, national editor Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1963-1970.

      Assistant managing editor, associate managing editor Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970-1980. Executive editor Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, 1980-1986, editor, since 1986.

    Politics

    God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

    Membership

    Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1986-1987. With United States Army, 1956-1957. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1957-1974.

    Member Society Professional Journalists.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Bower, August 26, 1960. Children: Kendall Maria, Matthew Paul, Anna Elizabeth.
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    Born August 16, 1938
    • 1959
      Missouri Southern (formerly Joplin Junior College)
    • 1961
      University Missouri
    • 1957 - 1959
      Reporter Joplin Glove
    • 1961 - 1963
      news editor Newport (Arkansas) Indiana
    • 1963 - 1970
      assistant, city editor
    • 1970 - 1980
      assistant, managing editor Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 1970 - 1980
      associate, managing editor Philadelphia Inquirer
    • 1980 - 1986
      executive, editor Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal
    • 1986
      executive, editor Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal
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