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Courtney Roswell Sheldon

COURTNEY ROSWELL SHELDON, Diplomat, Official. Press Officer, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of United States, New York. Advisory Council, Syracuse University School of Journalism; White House Correspondent Association; Overseas Writers Club; National Press Club; Regent, Associated Press Managing Editor Association.

Background

  • Sheldon, Courtney Roswell was born on March 18, 1920 in Schenectady. Son of Roy Farrar and Ethel May (Flower) Sheldon.

  • Education

    • College of Liberal Arts & School of Journalism, Syracuse University, 1938-1942, Bachelor of Arts. Northwestern University Midshipmen School, 1943. Spoken languages: English.

    Career

    • Press Officer, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of United States, New York since 1973. Chief, Washington News Bureau, Christian Sei Monitor, 7073. Moderator, Voice of America, Washington, District of Columbia, 1972-1973.

      Managing Editor, Christian Sei Monitor, Boston, 1965-1970. American News Editor, Christian Sei Monitor, 1962-1965. Dipl Correspondent, Washington, District of Columbia, 5862.

      City Editor, Boston, 1953-1958. Political Correspondent, Christian Sei Monitor, Boston, 1948-1953. Correspondent, Burlington Free Press, Vermont, 1947-1948.

      Military Service, 1943-1947. Correspondent, Syracuse Post-Standard, New York, United States, 1942-1943. Correspondent, Middletown Times-Herald, New York, United States, 4L.

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Associated Press Managing Editors Association (director 1970-1972, regent since 1972), Sigma Delta Chi (national chairman Freedom of Information committee 1972-1973).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Yeates, May 28, 1949. Children: Eric Yeates, Roy Courtney.
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    Died May 12, 2007
    (aged 87)
    • 1942
      Syracuse University
    • 1942
      correspondent Syracuse (New York ) Post Standard
    • 1946 - 1947
      correspondent Burlington (Vermont) Free Press
    • 1947 - 1973
      managing editor The Christian Science Monitor
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1947 - 1973
      Diplomatic
    • 1968 - 1973
      correspondent Syracuse (New York ) Post Standard
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      moderator Voice of American
      Washington, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      correspondent Burlington (Vermont) Free Press
    • 1973 - 1977
      member, to ambassadors United States Mission to United Nations
    • 1973 - 1977
      press secretary, to ambassadors United States Mission to United Nations
    • 1980 - 1985
      chief congressional correspondent United States News and World Report
      Washington, United States
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