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Edwin Brayton Wilson, American Editor, journalism educator. Recipient Distinguished Service award Library Associations, Brooklyn College, 1952.

Background

Wilson, Edwin Brayton was born on July 6, 1891 in Brooklyn. Son of Frank Wilkinson and Camilia Peters (Hill) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1912. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1952.

Career

Reporter, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1912-1916;copy reader, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1916-1917;assistant city editor, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1917-1919;city editor, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1919-1933;associate editor, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1933-1936;Washigton correspondent, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1937;chief editorial writer, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1938;editor, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1938-1946;executive editor, Brooklyn Daily Easgle, 1946-1955;director community rels, Port New York Authority, 1955-1961;professor journalism, Fairleigh Dickinson U., Teaneck, New Jersey, from 1962.

Membership

Chairman Brooklyn Defense Recreation Committee, World World War II. Trustee St. LAwrence University, Brooklyn Juvenile Guidance Center. President Walt Whitman Foundation, Brooklyn.

Vice president New York Youth Counsel Bureau, 1948-1954. Private United States Marines, World War I, France. Member Society of the Silurians, American Legion, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (director), Brooklyn Rotary club, Brooklyn Municipal Club, Brooklyn Dodger Knothole Club (president 1948-1957), Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Connections

Married Vera Van Scoten, August 23, 1921.

father:
Frank Wilkinson Wilson

mother:
Camilia Peters (Hill) Wilson

spouse:
Vera Van Scoten