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Hal Irwin Leyshon

publicist.

Hal Irwin Leyshon, American publicist. Served overseas with United States Army Air Forces; Member Sigma Nu Epsilon.

Background

Leyshon, Hal Irwin was born on September 12, 1900 in Mountain Ash, Kentucky, United States. Son of Howell Ulysses and Alice (Richards) Leyshon.

Education

Educated Maryville (Tennessee) Preparatory School, 1915-1917, Maryville College, 1917-1919.

Career

One son, Hal Richards. Reporter Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel, 1919-1921, Knoxville Journal, 1921-1922, Mobile (Alabama) Register, 1922. City editor Knoxville News Sentinel, 1923-1925.

Sunday editor Miami News, 1925-1928, news editor, 1928-1930, managing editor, 1931-1935, editor 1935-1941. Foreign correspondent Consolidated Press Association, 1930. Now president Hal Leyshon & Associates, Inc., public relations counsel, New York City Editor of Miami News during period for which it won Pulitzer medal for public service, 1939.

Works

  • Editor of Miami News during period for which it won Pulitzer medal for public service, 1939.

Membership

Served overseas with United States Army Air Forces. Member Sigma Nu Epsilon. Clubs: National Press (Washington).

Connections

Married Margaret Sullivan, June 25, 1935. Married second, Marion Elizabeth Pollard, August 22, 1942.

father:
Howell Ulysses Leyshon

mother:
Alice (Richards) Leyshon

spouses:
Margaret Sullivan

Marion Elizabeth Pollard