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Robert Olin August

Robert Olin August was American journalist. Recipient Cleveland Newspaper Guild awards, 1958, 61, 81, 82, 83; inducted into Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame, 1988. Served from ensign to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Service award 1981).

Background

  • August, Robert Olin was born on October 6, 1921 in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. Son of Frank and Lillian (Olin) August.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, College Wooster, 1943.

    Career

    • With Cleveland Press, 1946-1982, staff sports department, since 1950, covered professional football, 1953-1958, executive sports editor, 1957-1958, sports editor, 1958-1964, sports columnist, 1964-1967, sports columnist, sports editor, 1967-1979, general columnist, assistant to editor, 1979-1981, associate editor, 1981-1982. Sports editor Lake County News-Herald, 1982-1989. Sports columnist 4 Ingersoll newspapers, 1982–2003.

      Nationally syndicated columnist Wiser Side of 60 Universal Press Syndicate, 1982-1986.

    Works

    • The Wiser Side of 60
    • A timeless collection of interesting, humorous, and insightful stories about growing older and becoming wiser.
    • Author: Fun and Games, 2001, And The Wiser Side of 60, 2002.

    Membership

    Served from ensign to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Service award 1981).

    Connections

    • Married Marilynn Eccles, September 23, 1943. 1 daughter, Alison.
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    Born October 6, 1921
    • 1943
      College Wooster
    • 1946 - 1982
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1950
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1953 - 1958
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1958 - 1964
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1964 - 1967
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1967 - 1979
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1979 - 1981
      With Cleveland Press
    • 1982 - 1989
      sports editor Lake County News-Herald
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