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Newspaper editor , publisher

Ashley Brown Futrell, American newspaper editor, publisher. Recipient Pulitzer prize for editorial, 1990. Senator North Carolina State Senate, 1965-1971; trustee East Carolina University, Greenvale, 1969-1983, chairman, 1980-1982. With United States Army, 1943-1946, Europe. Member Masons, Shriners.

Background

Futrell, Ashley Brown was born on October 27, 1911 in Rich Square, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Thomas and Addie Jane (Brown) Futrell.

Education

AB, Duke University, 1933.

Career

Reporter, Wilson (North Carolina) Daily Times, 1946-1949; editor, public, Washington (North Carolina) Daily News, 1949-1992; editor, public emeritus, Washington (North Carolina) Daily News, since 1992.

Politics

The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

Views

Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

Membership

Senator North Carolina State Senate, 1965-1971. Trustee East Carolina University, Greenvale, 1969-1983, chairman, 1980-1982. With United States Army, 1943-1946, Europe.

Member Masons, Shriners.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: sports.

Connections

Married RAchel Fox, November 15, 1949. 1 child, Ashley Brown Junior.

father:
James Thomas Futrell

mother:
Addie Jane (Brown) Futrell

spouse:
RAchel Fox

child:
Ashley Brown Junior Futrell