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St. John Waddell

St. John Waddell, American newspaper editor. Member American Press Institute, Military Order World Wars, American Legion, Yale Club, Press Club of Memphis, Lions (president, director), Zeta Psi.

Background

  • Waddell, St. John was born on July 3, 1896 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of St. John and Ada Elizabeth (McCroskey) Waddell.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1914. Bachelor, Yale University, 1917.

    Career

    • Engaged in farming, Quitman County, Mississippi, 1919-1921. Reporter Memphis Commercial Appeal, New Orleans Times Picayune,, North China Press, Shanghai, 1921-1923. Executive assistant to mayor, city commissioner City of Memphis, 1923-1928.

      Insurance broker, 1929-1933. Reporter, business and real estate editor Commercial Appeal, 1934-1941, assistant managing editor, 1946-1959, managing editor, 1959-1961, associate editor, from 1961. Financial Consultant War Production Board, 1941-1942.

    Religion

    Denomination: Christian Church

    Membership

    Chairman Memphis committee Freedoms Foundation, from 1962. Served to 1st lieutenant artillery United States Army, 1917-1919. Advertising Educational Foundation in France and Germany.

    Served to major infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Pauline Townsend, July 1, 1924. 1 daughter, Irma (Mistress Erich W. Merrill).
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    • 1914
      Phillips Academy
    • 1917
      Yale University
    • 1919 - 1921
      Engaged in farming
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1921 - 1923
      reporter Memphis Commercial Appeal
      Shanghai, China, China
    • 1923 - 1928
      executive, assistant to mayor
    • 1929 - 1933
      insurance broker
    • 1934 - 1941
      reporter
    • 1959 - 1961
      reporter
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