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freelance/self-employed journalist

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.

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Roy Farrar Sheldon

mother:
Ethel May (Flower) Sheldon

spouse:
Elizabeth Yeates

children:
Eric Yeates Sheldon

Roy Courtney Sheldon