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Michael Thomas De Cal

Michael Thomas De Cal, American newspaper editor. Recipient numerous press awards, 1964-1970. Member of CLAN Managing Editors, A.P. Managing Editors, East Bay Press Club, Contra Costa County Press Club (chairman 1964-1965).

Background

  • Cal, Michael Thomas De was born on November 27, 1920 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert Brantley and Cora (Phelps) De Cal.

  • Education

    • Student, University Missouri, 1936—1939.

    Career

    • Reporter Wichita Eagle, 1938—1939. News editor Wichita (Kansas) Beacon, 1939—1942. Managing editor Culver City (California) Star News, 1959—1966, Orange County Evening News, Garden Grove, 1967—1970, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, 1970—1979.

      Editor, general manager Valley Pioneer, Danville, since 1979. With United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1942-1945.

    Works

    • Contributor short stories to popular magazines.

    Membership

    Member of CLAN Managing Editors, A.P. Managing Editors, East Bay Press Club, Contra Costa County Press Club (chairman 1964-1965).

    Connections

    • Married Myrtle Margaret Hoyer, August 22, 1965. Stepchildren: Vicki Jo Erickson, Kimberly Linn Erickson.
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    Born November 27, 1920
    • 1938 - 1939
      Reporter Wichita Eagle
    • 1939 - 1942
      news editor Wichita (Kansas) Beacon
    • 1959 - 1966
      managing editor Culver City (California) Star News
    • 1967 - 1970
      managing editor Culver City (California) Star News
      Garden Grove, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1979
      managing editor Culver City (California) Star News
      Walnut Creek, California, United States

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