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Edward Lake Fike, American Newspaper editors Recipient George Washington award Freedoms Foundation, 1969-1971, 73, 78, Editorial Writing awards North Carolina Press Association, 1954-1955, Virginia Press Association, 1969, California Newspaper Publications Association, 1969, 80; Hoover Institute Media fellow Stanford University, 1990-1991.


Fike, Edward Lake was born on March 31, 1920 in Delmar, Maryland, United States. Son of Claudius Edwin and Rosa Lake (Pegram) Fike.


Bachelor, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1941. Postgraduate, University Cincinnati, 1942.


Editor, co-public, Nelsonville (Ohio) Tribune, 1945-1948;director bureau public information, Duke U., Durham, North Carolina, 1948-1952;member United States delegate, N. Atlantic Council, Paris, 1952-1953;associate editor, Rocky Mount (North Carolina) Evening Telegram, 1953-1957;editor, public, Fike Newspapers, Lewistown and Glendive, Montana, 1957-1962;also, Fike Newspapers, Wilmington and Tujunja, California, 1957-1968;associate editor, Richmond (Virginia) News Leader, 1968-1970;director news and editorial analysis, Copley Newspapers, 1970-1977;editor editorial pages, San Diego Union, 1977-1990. Lecturer journalism San Diego State University, San Diego Evening College.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.


All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.


Different kinds of small groups inside the overall Methodist movement should be encouraged to developed, so that both leaders and members of the societies could receive support and challenge in their faith.


Parole commissioner San Diego County, 1993-1994, president advisory council San Diego State University, 1988-1993. Board director Hubbs Seaworld Research Institute and Midway Aircraft/Carrier Museum Grossmont Hospital Foundation, Armed Service Young Men's Christian Association Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member of Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Rosa Amanda Drake, April 1, 1952. Children: Rosa, Evelyn, Amy, Melinda.

Claudius Edwin Fike

Rosa Lake (Pegram) Fike

Rosa Amanda Drake

Rosa Fike

Evelyn Fike

Amy Fike

Melinda Fike