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freelance/self-employed writer

Dorothy Roe Lewis, American freelance/self-employed writer. Recipient Missouri medal, 1958, Zonta International Newswoman of Year award, 1958. Member of Women in Communications, Fortnightly (University Missouri).


Lewis, Dorothy Roe was born on May 18, 1904 in Alba, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Daniel Perkins and Anna Florence (Tibbs) Roe.


BJ, University Missouri, 1924.


Reporter Eldorado Daily News, 1924—1925. Shopping news columnist Los Angeles Examiner, 1926. Feature writer Chicago Herald-Examiner, 1927, Universal Service, 1927—1937.

Freelance feature writer New York World, 1927—1928. Co-public Burlington Daily Enterprise, New Jersey, 1939—1940. Women's editor Associated Press, New York City, 1941—1960.

Ghost writing assignments for celebrities in women's field Putnam, Lippincott, Prentice-Hall Public Companies, 1944—1960. Assistant women's editor King Features, 1940—1941. Columnist Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate, 1960—1970.

Member journalism faculty University Missouri, Columbia, 1964—1974. Editor Missouri Republican, 1975—1980. Freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, since 1980.

Judge Penney-Missouri Women's Page Awards, 1962—1974.


Member of Women in Communications, Fortnightly (University Missouri).


Married John Bettington Lewis, July 4, 1937 (deceased). Children: Judith Jennifer Lewis White, Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber.

Daniel Perkins Roe

Anna Florence (Tibbs) Roe

John Bettington Lewis

Judith Jennifer Lewis White Lewis

Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber Lewis