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Jack D. Loftis Edit Profile

newspaper editor , newspaper executive

Jack D. Loftis was American newspaper editor, newspaper executive. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Baylor University, 1988, Media award, 1997, Jester award Newspaper Features Council, 1992, Loving Hand award United Way, 1994, Lifetime Achievement award Headliners Foundation Texas, 1994, Pulitzer Prize 1999 and 2000; inducted into Hall of Fame, Hillsboro Texas Chamber of Commerce, 1988.

Background

Loftis, Jack D. was born on November 21, 1934 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States. Son of Allyne and Henry Loftis.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, 1957.

Career

With Hillsboro Daily Mirror, 1955-1962, editor, 1962-1965. Copy desk Houston Chronicle, 1965. Editor Texas Magazine, 1970-1972, features editor, 1972-1974, assistant managing editor features, 1974-1979, assistant editor, 1979-1987, vice president, editor, 1987-1990, executive vice president, editor, 1990—2002.

Associate public and editor Houston Chronicle, 1999—2002. Editor emeritus, since 2002.

Membership

Founding director Crime Stoppers Houston. Vice president Chronicle Goodfellows. Past president Freedom Information Foundation Texas.

Member Baylor Journalism Advisory Board. Former director Houston READ Commission. Former member Clean Houston Commission.

Member State Election Committee. Member sesquicentennial council 150 Baylor University, 1993-1995. Honorary chairman Texas Inaugural Committee, 1995.

Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1999. Member American Association Sunday Feature Editors (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors, Newspaper Features Council (past president), Baylor Alumni Association (director, board directors), Baylor Bear Foundation, Press Club Houston.

Connections

Married Beverly Walker Blake.

father:
Allyne Loftis

mother:
Henry Loftis

spouse:
Beverly Walker Blake.