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James Carmody Webster

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James Carmody Webster, American editor, publisher. Named to Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965; recipient George W. Haggard award, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, 1969.


Webster, James Carmody was born on February 2, 1938 in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States. Son of James Lavern and Lillian LaJeanne (Carmody) Webster.


Student, Creighton University, 1959.


Reporter United Press International, Omaha, 1957-1959, bureau chief., sales manager Sioux Falls, South Dakot/ Milwaukee, 1959-1963. Managing editor Madison (South Dakota) Daily Leader, 1963-1968. Editor East River Guardian, Madison, 1968-1969.

Public relations director American Public Power Association, Washington, 1970-1972. Press secretary Sen. George McGovern, 1973-1974. Chief clerk Sen. Agriculture Committee, 1975-1976.

Assistant secretary United States Department Agriculture, 1977-1980. Editor, owner The Food & Fiber Letter, 1981-1993, The Webster Agricultural Letter, Arlington, since 1993. Television news correspondent, Market to Market, Des Moines, 1981-1986, Food Business Network, Washington, 1987-1988, Rural Free Delivery-television, Omaha, 1988-1989, Nation's Business Today, Washington, 1988-1989.


President South Dakota Consumer's League, Madison, 1966-1968, Madison Junior Chamber of C., 1964. Vice president South Dakota Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1965. Vice president Consumer Federation American, 1964-1972.

Member Call to Action, Rosslyn Renaissance.


Married Marilyn Kay Johnson, July 18, 1959. Children: Mary Burke, James R., John W., Joseph C.