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COURTNEY ROSWELL SHELDON, Diplomat, Official. Press Officer, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of United States, New York. Advisory Council, Syracuse University School of Journalism; White House Correspondent Association; Overseas Writers Club; National Press Club; Regent, Associated Press Managing Editor Association.


Sheldon, Courtney Roswell was born on March 18, 1920 in Schenectady. Son of Roy Farrar and Ethel May (Flower) Sheldon.


College of Liberal Arts & School of Journalism, Syracuse University, 1938-1942, Bachelor of Arts. Northwestern University Midshipmen School, 1943. Spoken languages: English.


Diplomatic, Pentagon, White House correspondent, Washington Bureau Chief, 1947-1973;managing editor, The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1947-1973;member United States delegation, press secretary to ambassadors, United States Mission to United Nations, New York City, 1973-1977;chief congressional correspondent, United States News and World Report, Washington, 1980-1985;correspondent, Syracuse (New York) Post Standard, 1942;correspondent, National Public Radio, Washington, 1968-1973;correspondent, Economist, London, 1952-1957;moderator, Voice of America, Washington, 1970-1972;correspondent, Burlington (Vermont) Free Press, 1946-1947;correspondent, New Delhi Statesman, 1970-1972;free lance-journalist, Washington, since 1985.


Lieutenant United States Navy, 1943-1946, PTO. Member Associated Press Managing Editors Association (director) 1970-1972, regent since 1972), Sigma Delta Chi (national chairman Freedom of Information committee 1972-1973). M C.


Married Elizabeth Yeates, May 28, 1949. Children: Eric Yeates, Roy Courtney.

Roy Farrar Sheldon

Ethel May (Flower) Sheldon

Elizabeth Yeates

Eric Yeates Sheldon

Roy Courtney Sheldon