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Eugene Edward Cryer Edit Profile

Newspaper editor

Eugene Edward Cryer, American newspaper editor. Recipient Alumnus of Year award Southern Illinois University, 1982, Reneker Management award, 1987.


Cryer, Eugene Edward was born on September 9, 1935 in Morris, Illinois, United States. Son of Ralph Claypool and Lucy Marguerite (Garner) Cryer.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Southern Illinois University, 1957.


Sports editor, Rockford Register Star, Illinois, 1968-1971;city editor, Rockford Register Star, Illinois, 1971-1972;news editor, Rockford Register Star, Illinois, 1972-1974;managing editor, Rockford Register Star, Illinois, 1974-1977;executive editor, Rockford Register Star, Illinois, 1977-1979;editor-vice president, Sun Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1979-1994;retired, 1994.


Member advisory board Southern Illinois University College Massachusetts Communications. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Associated Press Managing Editors, Florida Society Newspaper Editors, Illinois Editors Association (president 1978), Southeast Appaloosa Cover Club (president 1983-1986, board directors 1983-1988), Everglades Appaloosa Horse Club (board directors 1984), Florida State Appaloosa Horse Association (board directors 1987-1990), Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association (board directors since 1987, president 1989-1991, national non-pro western pleasure champion 1991, 92, 93, world champion 1992).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: raising and showing horses, skiing, fishing.


Married Catherine Lynn Buchholz, August 17, 1971 (divorced 1979). Children: Michael, Patricia, Cathleen, Scott. Married Lauren Jean Stoddard, April 11, 1981 (divorced 1992).

Ralph Claypool Cryer

Lucy Marguerite (Garner) Cryer

Catherine Lynn Buchholz

Lauren Jean Stoddard

Michael Cryer

Patricia Cryer

Cathleen Cryer

Scott Cryer