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Stanley Howard Stauffer

Stanley Howard Stauffer was American newspaper and broadcasting executive. Named Chapter Boss of Year American Business Women's Association, 1976, Outstanding Kansas Public Kappa Tau Alpha, 1980, Legion of Honor De Molay, Topeka Phi of Year, 1971.


  • Stauffer, Stanley Howard was born on September 11, 1920 in Peabody, Kansas, United States. Son of Oscar S. and Ethel L. (Stone) Stauffer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Kansas, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Washburn University, 2001.


    • Associate editor Topeka State Journal, 1946-1947. Editor, public Santa Maria (California) Times, 1948-1952. Rewrite and copy editor Denver Post, 1953-1954.

      Staff member Associated Press (Denver bureau), 1954-1955. Executive vice president Stauffer Publications, Inc., 1955-1969. General manager Topeka Capital-Journal, 1957-1969.

      President Stauffer Communications, Inc., 1969-1986, chairman, 1986-1992.



    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Past president Topeka Young Men’s Christian Association. Past chairman advisory board St. Francis Hospital. Past chairman Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority.

    Trustee William Allen White Foundation, Midwest Research Institute, Washburn University Endowment Assn, Board Visitors Menningen Foundation With United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Member Kansas Press Association (past president), Inland Daily Press Association (past director), Air Force Association (past president Topeka), Kansas University Alumni Association (past director), Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry (past chairman), Defense Orientation Conference Association (director), Topeka Country Club (past director), Top of the Tower Club, La Quinta (California) Country Club, Masons (32d degree), Arab Shrine, Phi Delta Theta (past chapter president), Sigma Delta chi (past chapter president).


    • Married Suzanne R. Wallace, February 16, 1945 (divorced 1961). Children: Peter, Clay, Charles. Married Elizabeth D. Priest, July 14, 1962 (divorced 1991).

      Children: Elizabeth, Grant. Married Madeline A. Sargent, November 27, 1992.
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    Born September 11, 1920
    Died November 2, 2006
    (aged 86)
    • 1942
      University Kansas
    • 2001
      Washburn University
    • 1946 - 1947
      Associate, editor Topeka State Journal
    • 1948 - 1952
    • 1953 - 1954
      rewrite and copy editor Denver Post
    • 1954 - 1955
      staff member, Associated Press (Denver bureau)
    • 1955 - 1969
      executive, vice president Stauffer Publications
    • 1957 - 1969
      general manager, Topeka Capital-Journal
    • 1969 - 1986
      president, Stauffer Communications
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