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Robert Laurie Elder

Robert Laurie Elder, American newspaper editor. Recipient Distinguished Achievement award Florida Society Newspaper Editors, 1973, White House Conference on Libraries Public award, 1994, President award California Library. Association, 1995. Board directors Santa Clara University Center for Applied Ethics, since 1987, Alliance for Community Care, 1997, Nonprofit Development Center, since 1997. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1962.

Background

  • Elder, Robert Laurie was born on June 23, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles Jerome and Dorothea Eloise (Calhoun) Elder.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washington and Lee University, 1960. Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1966. Postgraduate, Stanford University, 1977.

    Career

    • Reporter Nashville Tennessean, 1964-1968. Assistant director Southern Newspaper Publications Association Foundation, Atlanta, 1969. Reporter The Miami Herald, Florida, 1970-1976.

      Editor San Jose (California) Mercury News, since 1978, vice president editor, since 1987. Board directors RLM Partners.

    Works

    • Author: Crash, 1977.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Board directors Santa Clara University Center for Applied Ethics, since 1987, Alliance for Community Care, 1997, Nonprofit Development Center, since 1997. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1962.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Ann Doak, September 1, 1958 (divorced May 1969). Children– Mark Christopher, Jeffrey Cathcart.
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    • 1960
      Washington and Lee University
    • 1966
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1977
      Stanford University
    • 1964 - 1968
      Reporter Nashville Tennessean
    • 1969
      assistant, director Southern Newspaper Publications Association Foundation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1970 - 1976
      reporter The Miami Herald
      Florida, United States