Harry Brandt Ayers Edit Profile
Bachelor in History, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1959. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alabama, Birmingham, 1994. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Alabama, 1994.
Political writer, The Raleigh (North Carolina) Times, 1959-1961; correspondent, Bascom Timmons Bureau, Washington, 1961-1963; managing editor, The Anniston Star, 1963-1969; editor, public, The Anniston Star, since 1969. Chair Consolidated Publication Company, since 1998. Commentator Public Radio, National Public Radio "Morning Edition.".
Trustee Talladega (Alabama) College, 1972-1989, Wooster School, Danbury, Connecticut, 1989-1990, Century Foundation, since 1985, Center for Excellence in Government, 1985-1988, American Committee, International Press Institute, Vienna, since 1985. Board directors Southern Center for International Studies, Atlanta, since 1979, Board Foreign Scholarships, Washington, 1981-1984. Member advisory board American Ditchley Foundation, London.
Member Council Foreign Relations, New York City, since 1983. Board directors Inter-American Press Association, Miami, 1992-1993, 2003^. Chairman United Nations Day Alabama, 2000.
Member Alabama Press Journalism Foundation (founding president 1969), American Society Newspaper Editors (Editorial Leadership award 2003), Southern Newspaper Publications Association (director 1981-1984), Century Association New York City, Metropolitan Club Washington, The Summit Club Birmingham.
Married Josephine Ehringhaus, December 9. 1 child, Margaret.
1959 - 1961
1961 - 1963
1963 - 1969
Fellow Nieman Foundation, Harvard University, 1968, senior fellow Gannett Center, Columbia University, 1989. Inductee Hall of Fame, University Alabama School Communications, 2000, Tutwiler district service award, 2002, Lifetime achievement award, Alabama Press Association, 2003.