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Horace Bushnell Barks

Horace Bushnell Barks, American publisher, editor. Inducted into Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame, 1995. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, reserve duty, 1946-1968, retired lieutenant Commander; Member American Business Press (director 1973-1976), Chicago Headline Club, Society Professional Journalists (president 1981-1982).

Background

  • Barks, Horace Bushnell was born on July 13, 1921 in St. Louis. Son of Horace Bushnell Junior and Cordie (Sherrow) Barks.

  • Education

    • AB, Westminster College, 1942. MSJ, Northwestern University, 1947.

    Career

    • Editor Grocer's Digest, Chicago, 1947-1954. President Barks Publications, Inc., St. Louis, 1955-1966, Chicago, since 1967. Editor, public Electrical Apparatus Magazine, since 1964.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: American Philatelic Society.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, reserve duty, 1946-1968, retired lieutenant Commander. Member American Business Press (director 1973-1976), Chicago Headline Club, Society Professional Journalists (president 1981-1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: American Philatelic Society.

    Connections

    • Married Elsie Dickson, June 14, 1947. Children: Elizabeth, Kate, Joe, Barbara, Bill.
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    Born July 13, 1921
    • 1942
      Westminster College
    • 1947
      Northwestern University
    • 1947 - 1954
      Editor Grocer's Digest
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1955 - 1966
      president, Barks Publications
    • 1964
      editor
    • 1967
      president, Barks Publications
      Chicago, Illinois, United States

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