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Kenneth Maynard Scheibel

Kenneth Maynard Scheibel, American journalist.


  • Scheibel, Kenneth Maynard was born on May 17, 1920 in Campbell, Nebraska, United States. Son of G. Alfred and Rachel Christine (Koch) Scheibel.

  • Education

    • Student, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1938—1941. Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1947. Master of Arts, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1949.


    • Magazine salesman Periodical Publications Service Bureau, Inc., 1935-1938. Reporter International News Service, Washington, 1940-1941, Wall St. Journal, Washington, 1949-1951. Washington correspondent Gannett Newspapers, 1951-1963.

      Syndicated columnist North America Newspaper Alliance, 1963-1964. Chief Washington bureau Donrey Media Group, 1964-1967. Founder, bureau chief Washington Bureau News, since 1967.

      Founder national syndicated column Washington Farm Beat, 1970-1985. Washington correspondent Wisconsin State Journal, 1963-1966, LaCrosse Tribune, Wisconsin, 1963-1966, Billings Gazette, Montana, 1964-1971, Virgin Islands Network, 1966-1967, Moline Daily Dispatch, Illinois, 1967-1968, Drovers' Journal, 1967-1968, Newport News Daily Press & Times Herald, Virginia, 1969-1971, Packer Public Company, 1964-1974, Gasoline Retailer, 1966-1967, Oklahoma, Farmer Stockman. Congressional correspondent F-D-C Reports, 1975-1977.

      Washington columnist Farm Journal, 1960-1975. Director National Press Building Corporation, 1973, vice president president club and bldg corporation, 1974. Covered national political conventions, campaigns.

      Vice president Fraser Associates (public relations), Washington, 1976-1979. Congressional broadcast interviewer. Founder Washington Broadcast News, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Miami, Las Vegas.


    • Contributor national magazines, newspaper syndicates.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Incorporator and Member War Memorial of Korea, Washington, 1981. Editor National Center Financial and Economic Information, United States-Saudi Arabian Joint Economic Commission, Riyadh, 1985-1986. Captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946, 755th Tank Battalion, 1st armored division, 1942-1945, Europe, N. Africa, Italy.

    Member Izaak Walton League American, White House Corrs. Association, Overseas Press Club of America, American Radio Relay League, National Press Club (Washington. Finance secretary, governor 1969-1973, vice chairman board 1971, vice president, president, 1974), Sigma Chi.



    Amateur radio.


    • Married Helen Schmitt, May 14, 1955 (divorced September 1977). Children: Victor Warren Schmitt, William Becker Schmitt, Kenneth Junior, Sally.
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    • 1947
      University Virginia
    • 1949
      University Virginia
    • 1935 - 1938
      Magazine salesman Periodical Publications Service Bureau
    • 1940 - 1941
      reporter Intern, ational News Service
      Washington, United States
    • 1949 - 1951
      reporter Intern, ational News Service
      Washington, United States
    • 1951 - 1963
      Washington correspondent Gannett Newspapers
    • 1963 - 1964
      syndicated columnist North America Newspaper Alliance
    • 1964 - 1967
      chief Washington bureau Donrey Media Group
    • 1967
    • 1970 - 1985
      founder national syndicated column Washington Farm Beat
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