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Hoke Norris

publicist , university administrator.

Hoke Norris, American publicist, university administrator. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation mass media fellow University of Chicago, 1960-1961.

Background

Norris, Hoke was born on October 8, 1913 in Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States. Son of Cadvin Hugh and Mabel Viola (Smith) Norris.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College, 1934. Postgraduate U. North Carolina, 1946. Nieman fellow Harvard, 1950-1951.

Career

1 daughter, Marion Dees. Reporter, Elizabeth City (North Carolina) Daily Advance, 1934-1936, Raleigh (North Carolina) News and Observer, 1936-1937. Reporter, editor A.P. Raleigh, 1937-1942, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1946.

Publicity director Lost Colony, Manteo, North Carolina, 1946-1947. Reporter, editor Winston-Salem (North Carolina) Journal-Sentinel, 1947-1955. Reporter, literature editor Chicago Sun Times, 1955-1968.

Editorial board Chicago Daily News, 1968-1970. Director public information Chicago Public Library, 1971-1974. Instructor creative writing University of Chicago, 1959-1960 assistant vice president public affairs Director Office Public Information, 1974-1977.

Works

  • Author: (novels) All The Kingdoms of Earth, 1956. It’s Not Far But I Don’t Know the Way, 1969. Author, editor We Dissent, 1962.

    Contributor numerous short stories to mags.

Membership

Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Ford Foundation mass media fellow University of Chicago, 1960-1961.

Connections

Married Edna Dees, August, 1941.

father:
Cadvin Hugh Norris

mother:
Mabel Viola (Smith) Norris

spouse:
Edna Dees