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Newspaper publisher

James Earl Crosby, American newspaper publisher. Named Outstanding Citizen, City of Staunton, 1970.


Crosby, James Earl was born on September 17, 1935 in Staunton, Virginia, United States. Son of Lee Marvin and Mildred Lillian (Jones) Crosby.


Student, University Delaware, 1957;student, University Maryland., 1958.


News photographer, Staunton News-Leader, 1950-1954;news photographer, News-Journal Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1956-1960;freelance photographer, Unique Photo, New Castle, Delaware, 1960-1962;development director, Ocean City, Maryland., 1962-1965;travel director, State of Delaware, Dover, 1965-1970;travel director, Shenandoah Valley, Inc., Staunton, 1970-1971;president, Motivation Research, Inc., Staunton, 1971-1972;assistant to superintendent, Miller School, Virginia, 1973-1980;president, public, Bulletin, Inc., Crozet, Virginia, 1980-1994. President Maryland. Travel Council, Annapolis, 1964-1965.


First aid chairman Delaware chapter Red Cross, Wilmington, 1968-1969. Vice chairman Center Virginia chapter Red Cross, Charlottesville, 1984. Founder Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, Crozet, 1978, Albemarle County Fair, Inc., Crozet, 1981.

Boating instructor boating safety committee Virginia Department Game & Inland Fisheries, Richmond, since 1991. With United States Navy, 1954-1956. Member Society Professional Journalists, United States Coast Guard-Auxiliary (flotilla Commander 1990-1991, division captain 1994-1995, Outstanding Vessel Operator 1990, Outstanding Member Achievement 1989, 90, 91, 92), Lake Anna Boating Safety, Inc.

(president 1990-1992), Rivanna Rifle & Pistol Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: recreational boating, ham radio operator.


Married Ruth Anne Southwell, April 27, 1956 (divorced March 1980). Children: Lee Jepson, Peter William, Lynn Jeannette. Married Patsy Marie Shiflett, July 31, 1981.

Children: Ashley Blair, Avery Beth.

Lee Marvin Crosby

Mildred Lillian (Jones) Crosby

Ruth Anne Southwell

Patsy Marie Shiflett

Lee Jepson Crosby

Peter William Crosby

Lynn Jeannette Crosby

Ashley Blair Crosby

Avery Beth Crosby