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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).

Background

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

Education

BJ, University Missouri, 1924.

Career

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.

Membership

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

Connections

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

father:
Daniel Perkins Roe

mother:
Anna Florence (Tibbs) Roe

spouse:
John Bettington Lewis

child:
Judith Jennifer Lewis White Lewis

child:
Jo Anne Lewis Schreiber Lewis