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Edwin Brayton Wilson

Edwin Brayton Wilson, American editor, journalism educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award Library Associates, Brooklyn College, 1952.

Background

  • Wilson, Edwin Brayton was born on July 6, 1891 in Brooklyn. Son of Frank Wilkinson and Camilia Peters (Hill) Wilson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1912. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1952.

    Career

    • Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1912-1916, copy reader, 1916-1917, assistant city editor, 1917-1919, city editor, 1919-1933, associate editor, 1933-1936, Washigton correspondent, 1937, chief editorial writer, 1938, editor, 1938-1946, executive editor, 1946-1955. Director community rels Port New York Authority, 1955-1961. Professor journalism Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey, from 1962.

    Religion

    Denomination: Unitarian Universalist

    Membership

    Chairman Brooklyn Defense Recreation Committee, World World War II. Trustee St. LAwrence University, Brooklyn Juvenile Guidance Center. President Walt Whitman Foundation, Brooklyn.

    Vice president New York Youth Counsel Bureau, 1948-1954. Private United States Marines, World War I, France. Member Society of the Silurians, American Legion, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (director), Brooklyn Rotary club, Brooklyn Municipal Club, Brooklyn Dodger Knothole Club (president 1948-1957), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

    Connections

    • Married Vera Van Scoten, August 23, 1921.
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    Born July 6, 1891
    • 1912
      St. Lawrence University
    • 1952
      St. Lawrence University
    • 1912 - 1916
      Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle
    • 1916 - 1917
      Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle
    • 1919 - 1933
      Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle
    • 1937
      Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle
    • 1938 - 1946
      Reporter Brooklyn Daily Easgle
    • 1955 - 1961
      director, community rels Port New York Authority
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