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Charles Brian Kelly

Charles Brian Kelly, American magazine editor, book publishing executive. Recipient 1st place local reporting award Balt-Washington Newspaper Guild, 1965, Citation for Public Affairs Reporting, American Political Science Association, 1970; named Communicator of Year, National Wildlife Federation, 1976; American Political Science Association fellow, 1971. 1st lieutenant Virginia Air National Guard, 1957-1964. Member National Press Club.


  • Kelly, Charles Brian was born on February 11, 1935 in New York City. Son of Lester Joseph Kelly and Claire (Murray) Burke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, Yale University, 1957.


    • Editorial trainee Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch, 1958. Reporter, state editor Harrisonburg (Virginia) Daily News-Record, 1959-1960. Reporter Richmond News Leader, 1960-1961, Washington Star, 1962-1978.

      Freelance writer, since 1958. Lecturer in journalism University Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1980. Editor Military History magazine, Leesburg, Virginia, since 1984.

      Executive editor World World War II, Vietnam, Sports History, Biblical History, Am's, 1986-1989. Co-founder, co-public Montpelier Public, Charlottesville, since 1989.


    • Best Little Stories from World War II
    • Best Little Stories of World War II is a journalistic history of World War II in the form of more than 150 vignettes reflecting the war's humor and pathos, triumph and tragedy.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    1st lieutenant Virginia Air National Guard, 1957-1964. Member National Press Club.


    • Married Barbara Donnan Sloan, 1963 (development 1974). Children: Katheryn Sloan, Charles Brian Junior, James Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth McMorrow. Married Ingrid Fougner-Lassen Smyer, 1993.
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    Born February 11, 1935
    • 1957
      Yale University
    • 1958
      Editorial trainee, Richmond (Virginia) Times-Dispatch
    • 1958
      freelance writer
    • 1959 - 1960
    • 1960 - 1961
      reporter Richmond News Leader
    • 1962 - 1978
      reporter Richmond News Leader
    • 1980
      lecturer, in journalism University Virginia
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
    • 1984
      editor Military History magazine
      Leesburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      executive, editor World War The second
    • 1989
      Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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