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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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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).


  • Other Interests

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


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

Howard Clay Caldwell

Elsie Rebecca (Felt) Caldwell

Helen Lynn Gruenholz

Tracy Lynn Caldwell Reidy Caldwell

Virginia Ellen Caldwell Hingst Caldwell

Susan Caldwell