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David Manning White, American author, educator. Decorated chevalier d'Honneur et de Mérite Ordre Souverain de Saint-Jean de Jerusalem; Order of Polonia Restituta; recipient Yankee Quill award, 1970; inducted into Virginia Communications Hall of Fame, 1992.


White, David Manning was born on June 28, 1917 in Milwaukee. Son of Max A. and Mary (Kazan) White.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1938;Doctor of Humane Letters, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, 1964;Master of Science, Columbia University, 1939;Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1942.


Teaching fellow English, U. Iowa, 1940-1942;instructor English, College William and Mary, 1945-1946;member of faculty, Bradley U., 1946-1949;associate professor journalism, department chairman, Bradley U., 1947-1949;research professor journalism, Boston University, 1949-1975;chairman division journalism, Boston University, 1964-1972;professor mass communication, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1975-1982;professor emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth U., Richmond, 1982-1986;president, International Council Religions, Inc., 1982-1985;president, Marlborough House Public Company, Richmond, 1982-1993. Visiting professor Centro International de Estudios Superiores de Periodismo American Latina, Quito, Ecuador, October 1970, 71. News commentator Station WBZ-television, Boston, 1949-1950.

Project director Center International Studies, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1951, Newspaper Comics Council 3 year study, 1959-1993. Research director New York Office International Press Institute, 1952-1953. Research adviser Sarpay Beikman Institute, Rangoon, Burma, 1957-1958.

Correspondent NBC News, Rangoon, 1957-1958. Supervisor Gallup Poll in, Boston area, 1952-1956. Special elections editor Associated Press, Boston, 1954-1962.

Member United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization relations committee State Department, 1954-1956. Consultant department mass communications United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, 1954-1962. Lectr.Burma School Journalism, 1957-1958, Centre Internationale d'EnseignementSuperieur de Journalisme, U. Strasbourg, France, 1957, 60, 61, 62, Institute fur Publizistik, Free U., Berlin, 1962, 66.

General editor Beacon Press contemporary communication series, 1966-1993. Chairman Governor's Committee onCommunication, 1965-1970.



Served to ensign United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1944. Member Illinois Academy of Sciences, Boston Authors Club, History Society Iowa, Association Education Journalism, Council Communications Research (chairman 1954-1957), New England Academy Journalists (honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Tau Kappa Alpha, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Catherine Wallerstein, April 20, 1944. Children: Steven, Richard, Max.

Max A. White

Mary (Kazan) White

Catherine Wallerstein

Steven White

Richard White

Max White