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Yancey Sherard Gilkerson

Yancey Sherard Gilkerson was American writer, former editor.

Background

  • Gilkerson, Yancey Sherard was born on March 5, 1919 in Laurens, South Carolina, United States. Son of Yancey S. and Harriet (Bentz) Gilkerson.

  • Education

    • Student, Furman University, 1938.

    Career

    • City editor The Greenville (South Carolina) Piedmont, 1946-1948, San Diego Journal, 1949. Assistant city editor New Orleans Item, 1950-1954. Bureau chief Fairchild Publications, Greenville, South Carolina, 1954-1958.

      Editor Women's Wear Daily, New York City, 1958-1961. Executive vice president Textile Hall Corporation, 1961-1966, president, treasurer, 1966-1980, director emeritus, since 1980.

    Works

    • Free-lance writer.

    Connections

    • Married Vashti Keys, July 29, 1941. 1 son, Richard B.
    • father: Yancey S. Gilkerson
    • mother: Harriet (Bentz) Gilkerson
    • spouse: Vashti Keys
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    Died January 2, 2004
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Furman University
    • 1946 - 1948
      City editor The Greenville (South Carolina) Piedmont
    • 1949
      City editor The Greenville (South Carolina) Piedmont
    • 1950 - 1954
      assistant, city editor New Orleans Item
    • 1954 - 1958
      bureau chief Fairchild Publications
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1958 - 1961
      editor Women's Wear Daily