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Laurence Gerard O'Donnell

Laurence Gerard O'Donnell was American managing editor. Trustee Holy Cross College, 1982-1990, advisory board since 2006; journalism advisory board Queens College/CUNY, 1989-2003; juror Pulitzer Prize, 1982, 83; board directors Interam. Press Association, 1986-2001. Member American Society Newspaper Editors. Member National advisory committee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, since 2002.

Background

  • O'Donnell, Laurence Gerard was born on June 30, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Thomas Edward and Dorothy (Clark) O'D.

  • Education

    • AB, Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1957.

    Career

    • Reporter Wall Street Journal, New York City, 1958-1966, chief Detroit Bureau, 1966-1974, assistant managing editor, 1974-1977, managing editor, 1977-1983. Associate editor Dow Jones & Company, Inc., 1983-1990, consultant, 1991-1999. President Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, 1988-1993, board directors.

      Visiting lecturer Queens College/CUNY, 1992-1999.

    Membership

    Trustee Holy Cross College, 1982-1990, advisory board since 2006. Journalism advisory board Queens College/CUNY, 1989-2003. Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1982, 83.

    Board directors Interam. Press Association, 1986-2001. Member American Society Newspaper Editors.

    Member National advisory committee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, since 2002.

    Connections

    • Married Joan M. Coniglio, January 9, 1960. Children: Christopher, Carolyn, Jeffrey, Anthony.
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    Born June 30, 1935
    • 1957
      Holy Cross College
    • 1958 - 1966
      Reporter Wall Street Journal
    • 1966 - 1974
      Reporter Wall Street Journal
    • 1977 - 1983
      Reporter Wall Street Journal
    • 1983 - 1990
      associate, editor Dow Jones & Company