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University of San Francisco
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Louisiana State University
New York, United States
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(Events that seemed certain to affect U.S. security and wo...)
Events that seemed certain to affect U.S. security and world peace for years to come dominated the news in 1972, raising hopes for a brighter era than we have seen in a long time. But, as always, there was a dark side to the picture. The historic U.S. summits with Red China and the Soviet Union eased tensions between Washington and the two Communist powers and raised hoped briefly for peace in Indochina. Fighting continued in Northern Ireland, and the Middle East smoldered, flaring fitfully as Arab terrorists struck and Israel retaliated. It was a year in which the American Presidential election was marred by the attempted assassination of a candidate, and the peaceful theme of the Summer Olympics was shattered by a bloody massacre. On the economic home front, hopes for a boom surged as the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through the 1,000 mark for the first time. But experts warned of a possible new wave of inflation. Whether the news was good or bad, The World in 1972 has attempted to present a true account through the writings of the men and women who covered these events and who make up the Associated Press. Extensive photographs illustrate the stories.
Gallagher became Bachelor of Arts at the University of San Francisco in 1931. He was also educated at the Louisiana State University in 1935.
Gallagher began his journalistic career, being appointed as a reporter for the San Francisco Daily News. In his youth, he worked briefly at several newspapers, including the Baton Rouge State Times and the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York. In 1937 Gallagher joined the staff of the Associated Press (AP), holding various positions for thirty-nine years, including president and general manager from 1972 until his retirement in 1976. During World War II he covered the European theater and the Allied invasion of North Africa. His experiences as a war correspondent prompted him to write Back Door to Berlin: The Full Story of the American Coup in North Africa. In 1945 he began to head Associated Press operations in Germany. In 1954 he served as an assistant general manager of the AP, she stayed at that position until 1962.
He also had two lectures published - What Halo? We Never Had One and Perspective Reporting Versus Credibility, Gullibility, and Humbugability, later published as “Perspective Reporting versus Humbugability” in The Press and the Public Interest, edited by Warren K. Agee.
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Gallagher was married to Betty Kelley. They had two daughters - Jane Gallagher and Christine Gallagher - and a son - Brian Gallagher.