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John Burton Bremner

John Burton Bremner, Australian journalist. Pulitzer traveling fellow, 1952-1953; recipient Amoco Distinguished Teaching award, Health Opportunities for People Everywhere award University Kansas, 1971; Gannett Foundation grantee for national editing seminars, 1980-1981, 83-84; master teacher William Allen White Foundation award University Kansas, 1985.

Background

  • Bremner, John Burton was born on December 28, 1920 in Brisbane, Australia. Came to United States, 1950, naturalized, 1960. Son of Norman Frederick and Pauline Marcia (Lucas) Bremner.

  • Education

    • STB, Propaganda Fide University, Rome, 1941. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1965.

    Career

    • Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church, 1943-1968. National secretary Pontifical Mission Aid Societies, Australia, 1945-1948. Editor Catholic Missions, Holy Child, Apostolatus, Australia, 1945-1948.

      Inspector schools Brisbane (Australia) Archdiocese, 1948-1949. Associate editor Florida Catholic, 1953-1954. Political columnist Los Angeles Tidings, 1954-1956.

      Associate professor English, assistant to president University San Diego, 1957-1961. Assistant professor journalism University Iowa, 1965-1968. Associate professor University Kansas, Lawrence, 1969-1972, professor, 1972-1985, Oscar S. Stauffer professor journalism, 1976-1985, journalism professor emeritus, 1986-1987.

      Newspaper consultant, 1973-1987.

    Works

    • Words on Words
    • Lists words and terms, useful to journalists and students of the English language, including etymology, usage, and interesting facts.
    • Author: HTK - A Study in News Headlines, 1975, Words on Words - A Dictionary for Writers and Others Who Care About Words, 1980.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Teaching in Journalism award 1985), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ann McCue, December 23, 1968.
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    Born December 28, 1920
    Died July 30, 1987
    (aged 66)
    • 1941
      Propaganda Fide University
    • 1952
      Columbia University
    • 1965
      University Iowa
    • 1943 - 1968
      Ordained priest Roman Catholic Church
    • 1945 - 1948
      national secretary, Pontifical Mission Aid Societies
      Australia
    • 1945 - 1948
      editor Catholic Missions
      Australia
    • 1948 - 1949
      inspector schools Brisbane (Australia) Archdiocese
    • 1953 - 1954
      associate, editor Florida Catholic
    • 1954 - 1956
      political columnist Los Angeles Tidings
    • 1957 - 1961
      associate, to president University San Diego
    • 1957 - 1961
      assistant, to president University San Diego
    • 1965 - 1968
      assistant, professor journalism University Iowa
    • 1969 - 1972
      associate, professor University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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