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Oxie Reichler

Oxie Reichler, American newspaper editor. Recipient George K. Polk award for distinguished reporting and editorial writing Long Island University, 1952, LaGuardia Memorial award, 1956, Distinguished Citizen award National Municipal League, 1957.

Background

  • Reichler, Oxie was born on December 25, 1898 in Utica, New York, United States. Son of Moses and Gertrude (Segal) Reichler.

  • Education

    • Student, Columbia University, 1917. Student, City College of New York, 1920.

    Career

    • Reporter, state editor, night city editor Utica Daily Press, 1920-1925. Editor, co-public New York State Square and Compass (Masonic weekly newspaper-magazine), 1924-1927. Special assignment and feature writer Utica Observer-Dispatch, 1927-1928.

      Deputy public safety commissioner City of Utica, 1928-1929. Associate editor Yonkers (New York ) Statesman, 1930-1932, Yonkers Herald Statesman, 1932-1938, editor, 1938-1967, editor emeritus, consultant, from 1967. Daily columnist Prayer for Today Herald Statesman and other newspapers, from 1942.

      Associate, then vice president Westchester Rockland Newspapers, from 1957. Lecturer, radio speaker. Member Pulitzer Prize jury, 1964.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Judaism

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1918. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, New York State Society Newspaper Editors (past president), National Editorial Writers Conference New York State Publications Association, New York State Associate Dailies, National Civic League (contributor articles to review), Proportional Representation League (trustee), Citizenship Clearing House, Westchester County History Society, Yonkers History Society (honorary), Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, B'nai B'rith, Masons, Rotary, Sigma Delta Chi.

    Connections

    • Married Bertha Emma Schnitzer, December 28, 1924. 1 child, Merton Lawrence.
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    Born December 25, 1898
    Died July 7, 1986
    (aged 87)
    • 1917
      Columbia University
    • 1920
      City College of New York
    • 1920 - 1925
      Reporter
    • 1924 - 1927
      editor
    • 1927 - 1928
      special assignment and feature writer, Utica Observer-Dispatch
    • 1928 - 1929
      deputy public safety commissioner City of Utica
    • 1930 - 1932
      associate, editor Yonkers (New York ) Statesman
    • 1932 - 1938
      associate, editor Yonkers (New York ) Statesman
    • 1938 - 1967
      associate, editor Yonkers (New York ) Statesman
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