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Ernest Albert Cady

newspaper editor

Ernest Albert Cady, American newspaper editor. Recipient National Freedoms Foundation award editorial writing, 1971, Ohioana library citation for service to Ohio journalism, 1974.


Cady, Ernest Albert was born on October 25, 1899 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles Adelbert and Bird Lenore (Bollwine) Cady.


Graduate, Ohio State University, 1920-1922.


Member of staff, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 1922-1977;editorial writer, assistant editor editorial page, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 1936-1965;literature editor, columnist, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 1948-1977;book reviewer, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. Member book awards committee Ohioana library association, 1950-1985, chairman 1965, 67,69, 71, 73.


  • We adopted three
  • Author: We Adopted Three, 1952, (with Frances Cady) How to Adopt a Child, 1956

  • also articles.


The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.


Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.


Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing someone down. Never give up. Keep up with the search of truth in yourself and you will be awarded with the sense of happiness and joy you are looking for.


Co-incorporator, trustee Ohio Children's Society, private adoption agency, 1953-1985. Member National Book Critics Circle (charter), Ohio Press Club, Gridiron, Columbus Dispatch Country Club, Sigma Delta Chi (organizing president Center Ohio professional chapter 1950, Distinguished Service award 1980).


Married Frances D. Fairchild, June 11, 1923. Children: Charles Sherman, Jocelyn Sue Cady Ritter, Judith Ann Cady Wiggins, Jerilou.

Charles Adelbert Cady

Bird Lenore (Bollwine) Cady

Frances D. Fairchild

Charles Sherman Cady

Jocelyn Sue Cady Ritter Cady

Judith Ann Cady Wiggins Cady

Jerilou Cady