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journalist

Allan Wray Cromley was American journalist. Board visitors University Oklahoma, 1970-1972; trustee William Allen White Foundation University Kansas, 1978-1990; board directors National Press Foundation, 1987-1999, Battle of the Bulge. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member of National Gridiron Club (president 1978), National Press Club 1968.

Background

Cromley, Allan Wray was born on April 11, 1922 in Topeka. Son of Frank George and Elsie May (Leedom) Cromley.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Summerfield scholar 1940-1943, 46), U. Kansas, 1948.

Career

Reporter, Kansas City Kansan, 1948-1949;Reporter, Oklahoma City Times, 1949-1953;Washington bureau chief, Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, 1953-1987;senior correspondent Washington bureau, Daily Oklahoman, 1987-1995;retired, 1995. Secretary standing committee correspondence House and Senate Galleries, 1961. Nominating juror Pulitzer Prize Committee, 1990.

Membership

Board visitors U. Oklahoma, 1970-1972. Active U. Oklahoma Foundation, since 1994. Trustee William Allen White Foundation U. Kansas, 1978-1990.

Board directors National Press Foundation, since 1987. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club (president 1968), National Gridiron Club (vice president 1977, president 1978, treasurer 1981-1988, secretary 1988-1995), Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Marian Minor, January 30, 1949. Children: Kathleen, Janet, Carter.

father:
Frank George Cromley

mother:
Elsie May (Leedom) Cromley

spouse:
Marian Minor

children:
Kathleen Cromley

Janet Cromley

Carter Cromley