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Charles Johnston Harkrader

editor , banking executive

Charles Johnston Harkrader was American editor, banking executive. membership, 1930; member Virginia War Bond Committee; Member Virginia Senate, 1936-1940,; Member Virginia Press Association, Society American Newspaper; Mason (Shriner).


Harkrader, Charles Johnston was born on September 13, 1885 in Blountville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Fletcher Lloyd and Susan M. (White) Harkrader.


Educational public schools. Studied law, 1904-1905.


June 1973); children—Harriett (Mistress R.P. London, Junior), Charles Johnson Carlton Allen, Elva (Mistress W. E. Latture). Newspaper reporter until 1913. Public Bristol Herald Courier, 1919-1950, established Johnson City (Tennessee) Press (daily newspaper), 1934, which in January 1935 absorbed its two rival newspapers.

President Robert Porterfield’s Barter Theatre of Virginia, Inc. Director First National Bank of Sullivan County, H.p. King Company Chairman Virginia A.P. membership, 1930.

Member Virginia War Bond Committee. Covered San Francisco United Nations Conference, 1945. Regional director civilian defense for 14 counties in western Virginia, also set up rationing and selective service bds. in these counties, 1941.

Chairman, Bristol chapter American Red Cross.


  • Author: Witness to an Epoch, 1965.


The objective people wish to attain is not merely to be saved from something. God wishes his children to be saved to something.


When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.


Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.


Membership, 1930; member Virginia War Bond Committee. Member Virginia Senate, 1936-1940. Member Virginia Press Association, Society American Newspaper.

Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Rotary (honorary), Bristol Country. Covered as a reporter every Democratic National Convention, since 1920.


Married Louise Moorman, November 27, 1908 (deceased. Children: Harriett (Mistress R.P. London, Junior.

Fletcher Lloyd Harkrader

Susan M. (White) Harkrader

Louise Moorman

Harriett (Mistress R.P. London Harkrader

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