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writer , Broadcast journalist

Howard Clay Caldwell was American broadcast journalist, writer. Named to Indiana Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Indiana Broadcasters Association, Indianapolis, 1991; recipient Casper awards Community Service Council, Indianapolis, 1989, 94.

Background

Caldwell, Howard Clay was born on July 18, 1925 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Howard Clay and Elsie Rebecca (Felt) Caldwell.

Education

Diploma in journalism, Butler University, 1950. Master in Political Science, Butler University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Butler University, 1984.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Indiana University, Kokomo, 1992.

Career

Reporter, editor, Hagerstown (Indiana) Exponent, 1950-1951;reporter, WTHI Radio, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1952-1954;news anchor, news director, WTHI-television, Terre Haute, 1954-1959;assistant news director, anchor, reporter, WRTV-television, Indianapolis, 1959-1994;commentator, WRTV-television, Indianapolis, 1994-1995. Teacher Indiana U.-Purdue University, Indianapolis, 1987.

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.

Views

Church members should be close and caring to feel each other's pains and problems. The good of the whole body of the Christian society should be put before individual needs.

Membership

Member Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame Selection Committee, Greencastle, since 1975. President Service Club of Indianapolis, 1985-1986. Chairman public relations committee Goodwill Industries, Indianapolis, 1963-1976.

Chairman student affairs committee Butler University Board Trustees, 1979-1982. Board directors Central Indiana Reading for Blind. Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946, 51-52.

Member Society Professional Journalists (president Indianapolis chapter 1966, named to Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame 1991), Radio-television News Directors Association (associate), Indiana Broadcaster Pioneers (co-chairman advisory committee since 1996), Service Club Indianapolis (historian since 1995), Indianapolis Press Club (president 1973, scholarship committee since 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, walking, local theater history, literature, music.

Connections

Married Helen Lynn Gruenholz, March 20, 1955. Children: Tracy Lynn Caldwell Reidy, Virginia Ellen Caldwell Hingst, Susan Caldwell.

father:
Howard Clay Caldwell

mother:
Elsie Rebecca (Felt) Caldwell

spouse:
Helen Lynn Gruenholz

children:
Tracy Lynn Caldwell Reidy Caldwell

Virginia Ellen Caldwell Hingst Caldwell

Susan Caldwell