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Edward Lake Fike Edit Profile

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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.


All human life is created by God and therefore is significant and valuable. When governments implement the capital punishment, then the life of the convicted is devalued and all possibilities of change end.


Every individual should try to be open to others and willing to be changed. Therefore, community members should meet regularly in order to open their hearts, share their knowledge, thoughts and experience.


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

Melinda Fike

Amy Fike

Evelyn Fike

Rosa Fike