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Robert Louis Lyon

Robert Louis Lyon, American performing arts critic, author. Recipient plaque Committee on Heraldry, New England History Genealogical Society, 1984. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants, Order of Lafayette, Sigma Tau Delta.

Background

  • Lyon, Robert Louis was born on October 28, 1906 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Louis Augustus and Helen Theodosia (Ives) Lyon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell University, 1929.

    Career

    • Assistant bureau chief United Press (now United Press International), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1929-1931. Executive director Chamber of Commerce, Wellsboro, 1931-1933. News bureau manager, Wellsboro, 1933-1944.

      City editor The Leader, Corning, New York, 1944-1951, literary and performing arts critic, 1951-1968. Freelance critic, since 1968.

    Politics

    The belief in religious freedom and its corollary, the separation of the institutions of church and state, come from the commitment to the authority of the Bible.

    Religion

    Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The supportive small group inside the Church is the most powerful tool for people to feel that they belong and to learn and grow.

    Membership

    Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Society Old Plymouth Colony Descendants, Order of Lafayette, Sigma Tau Delta.

    Personality

    Interests

    Music and art work, traveling.

    Connections

    • Married Berenice Iola Clark, May 28, 1944.
    • father: Louis Augustus Lyon
    • mother: Helen Theodosia (Ives) Lyon
    • spouse: Berenice Iola Clark
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