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Ian Stuart Menzies, British newspaper editor. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross; recipient Public Service award National Education Writers, 1961, Public Service award American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1963, Heywood Broun award, 1961, Sevellon Brown award, 1959, Rudolph Elie award, 1959, A.P. Big City award, 1958, United Press International award, 1959; Nieman fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1961-1962.


Menzies, Ian Stuart was born on March 11, 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of John S. and Gertrude (Mephius) Menzies. came to the United States, 1944, naturalized, 1948.


Student, Royal Technology College, 1937-1939; Nieman fellow, Harvard University, 1961-1962; Doctor of Humane Letters, Salem State College, 1978.


Reporter, Boston Globe, 1948-1957; science editor, Boston Globe, 1957-1963; finance editor, Boston Globe, 1963-1965; managing editor, Boston Globe, 1965-1970; associate editor, Boston Globe, 1970-1985; senior fellow, John McCormack Institute Public Affairs, U. Massachusetts, Boston, since 1985. Visiting associate Joint Center for Urban Studies, Massachusetts Institute Technology-Harvard, 1970-1971.


Member Hingham (Massachusetts) School Committee, 1962-1968. Served to Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1939-1946. Member Harvard Club, Hingham Yacht Club, British Officers Club New England.


Married Barbara Edith Newton, June 16, 1945. Children: Marla Ann, Gillian Jean, Alexa Stuart, Deborah Newton.

John S. Menzies

Gertrude (Mephius) Menzies

Barbara Edith Newton

Alexa Stuart Menzies

Deborah Newton Menzies

Marla Ann Menzies

Gillian Jean Menzies