University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, United States
The flagship university of the University of Colorado system, the University of Colorado Boulder where Arthur Veysey obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1935.
5700 College Rd, Lisle, IL 60532, United States
The aerial view of Benedictine University where Arthur Veysey received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1986.
Arthur Veysey received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in 1935. It was followed by a Doctor of Humane Letters from Illinois Benedictine College (currently Benedictine University) in 1986.
In his early career, Arthur Veysey worked at the Denver Post as a reporter from 1935 to 1937, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald from 1937 to 1941, and at the Omaha World-Herald from 1941 to 1943.
During World War II, he joined the staff of the Chicago Tribune and served as a war correspondent from the Southwest Pacific Ocean. In 1946, Veysey became a foreign correspondent and four years later became the head of the Chicago Tribune’s bureau in London assisted by his wife, a journalist Gwen Morgan.
In 1975, the couple became the general managers of the Cantigny Trust in Wheaton, Illinois, the estate of Col. Robert R. McCormick. They managed the Trust until 1986, and eventually resettled in New Zealand.
Veysey was the author of two books with Morgan, ‘Halas by Halas’, also written with Chicago Bears owner George Halas, and ‘Poor Little Rich Boy: Biography of Colonel R. R. McCormick’.
Arthur Veysey was a member of the Board of directors of The Forest Foundation.
Arthur Veysey was married twice. His first wife became a woman named Florence Jones in 1937. The family produced one child named Priscilla Joan. Florence died three years later.
In 1946, Veysey married a journalist Gwendolyn Morgan.