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Bob Eddy Edit Profile

educator , writer , Newspaper editor and publisher

Bob Eddy, American newspaper editor and publisher, writer, educator. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award University Minnesota, 1976; Ogden Reid fellow Europe, 1956; Fulbright lecturer India, summer 1975.

Background

Eddy, Bob was born on January 24, 1917 in Lake Benton, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles W. and Nona (Kimball) Eddy.

Education

AB summa cum laude, University Minnesota, 1940. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1948. Student Japanese lang, University Michigan, 1944.

Nieman fellow, Harvard, 1951.

Career

Copyreader St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1939-1940, assistant city editor, 1941-1943, 46, telegraph editor, 1947-1951. Editorial writer Minneapolis Star, 1940-1941. Copydesk editor St. Paul Dispatch, 1952-1956, managing editor, 1957-1962.

Editorial writer Dispatch and Pioneer Press, 1957. Assistant to public Hartford Courant, Connecticut, 1962-1968, editor, since 1966, also public, 1968-1974. Past lecturer Northeastern University, Boston, University Minnesota School Journalism.

Visiting associate professor journalism University Nebraska at Omaha, 1975-1976, Staten Island Newhouse School Journalism, Syracuse University, 1976-1978. Sponsor programs in 6 universities to improve teaching of English and writing, since 1980.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to popular and professional magazines.

Membership

Incorporator Hartford, St. Francis hospitals, Hartford Public Library, Institute of Living. Trustee Hartford College for Women. Member advisory board Greater Hartford Salvation Army.

Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Society Professional Journalists, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Twentieth Century.

Connections

Married Corinne Brandon, May 13, 1939 (divorced March 1974). Children– Bob II, Kay, Brandon (deceased), Jane, David.

father:
Charles W. Eddy

mother:
Nona (Kimball) Eddy

spouse:
Corinne Brandon

child:
Bob II Eddy

child:
Kay Eddy

child:
Brandon Eddy (deceased)

child:
Jane Eddy

child:
David Eddy