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Edward Howell Sims, American Editor, publisher. Recipient Young Man of the Year award South Carolina. Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1959.

Background

Sims, Edward Howell was born on May 29, 1923 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States. Son of Hugo Sheridan and Jesse Lucile (Howell) Sims.

Education

He also studied journalism at Emory University in Atlanta (Georgia), while also working at the Orangeburg Times as the sports editor.

Career

He is best known for his extensive chronicling of fighter missions and fighter tactics covering the period 1914 to 1970. When World War II began, he enlisted in the Army Air Force, and received his officer's commission and pilot wings. He flew 33 missions over Germany-occupied territories.

After the war Sims received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College in Spartanburg SC. He later served as associate editor, and then editor of the newspaper. In 1947 Sims founded a Washington, D.C. bureau to represent several regional newspapers. He also became the DC correspondent for Editor's Copy Syndicate, a national news and feature service.

In 1952 he became the editor and publisher of that service. During those years he contributed a weekly news column (beginning in 1948), and was regularly featured on a DC radio news broadcast (beginning in 1951). Sims was married. They had one child, a daughter.

After retiring from Washington, the family returned to Orangeburg.

Works

Religion

The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.

Membership

White House correspondent covering President''s conferences, since 1948. Member Senate and House press galleries, since 1947. American consul Munich, Germany, 1963-1965.

Consultant Executive Office of White House, 1966-1967. Consul general Zurich, 1992. Appointed member Commission to Preserve American Heritage Abroad, 1987.

Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, World World War World War II. Member White House Corrs. Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubs: Rotary, National Press.

Metropolitan (Washington). R.A.F. (London).

Connections

Married Frances Dell Hartt, January 5, 1946. Married Martha Lurene Bass, July 18, 1960. Children: Edward H., Robert.

Married Bente Thorlund Christensen, October 4, 1969. Children: Edward Christian, Frederik.

father:
Hugo Sheridan Sims

mother:
Jesse Lucile (Howell) Sims

spouses:
Frances Dell Hartt

Martha Lurene Bass

Bente Thorlund Christensen

children:
Edward H. Sims

Robert Sims

Edward Christian Sims

Frederik Sims