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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, United Press International, Sioux Falls, South Dakot/ Milwaukee, 1959-1963;managing editor, Madison (South Dakot) 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, Washington, 1973-1974;chief clerk, Sen. Agriculture Committee, Washington, 1975-1976;assistant secretary, unites states department Agriculture, Washington, 1977-1980;editor, owner, The Food & Fiber Letter, 1981-1993;editor, owner, 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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President South Dakot Consumer's League, Madison, 1966-1968, Madison Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1964. Vice president South Dakot 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.

James Lavern Webster

Lillian LaJeanne (Carmody) Webster

Marilyn Kay Johnson

Mary Burke Webster

James R. Webster

John W. Webster

Joseph C. Webster