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educator , journalist , newspaper columnist

James Harold McCartney, American newspaper columnist, educator, journalist. With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Press Club, Gridiron Club (president 1987).

Background

McCartney, James Harold was born on July 25, 1925 in St. Paul. Son of Floyd Allen and Cora Jeanette (Heilig) McCartney.

Education

Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1949; MSJ, Northwestern University, 1951.

Career

Reporter, South Bend (Indiana) Tribune, 1949-1950; reporter, Chicago Daily News, 1952-1960; Washington correspondent, Chicago Daily News, 1960-1966; city editor, Chicago Daily News, 1966-1968; Washington correspondent, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Miami, Florida, 1968-1990; columnist, Knight-Ridder Newspapers, Miami, Florida, 1985-1996; lecturer, Georgetown University, since 1990.

Membership

With United States Army, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member National Press Club, Gridiron Club (president 1987).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: golf.

Connections

Married Jule Ann Graham, January 19, 1952 (divorced 1983). Children: Robert, Sharon. Married Molly Kathleen Bowers, September 8, 1984.

father:
Floyd Allen McCartney

mother:
Cora Jeanette (Heilig) McCartney

spouses:
Molly Kathleen Bowers

Jule Ann Graham

children:
Robert McCartney

Sharon McCartney