Log In

James Marcus Ragsdale Edit Profile

Editor

James Marcus Ragsdale, American editor. Recipient Brotherhood award New Bedford chapter Prince Henry Society Massachusetts, 1993.

Background

Ragsdale, James Marcus was born on July 24, 1938 in Turlock, California, United States. Son of George Alexander and Ruby Mabel (Thomas) Ragsdale.

Education

Bachelor, San Jose (California) State College, 1961.

Career

Managing editor, Solano Republican, Fairfield, California, 1961-1962; general assignment representative, Press Courier, Oxnard, California, 1962-1964; reporter, Associated Press, Charleston, West Virginia, 1964-1967; correspondent in charge, Associated Press, Spokane, Washington., 1967-1968; news editor, Associated Press, Seattle, 1968-1969; chief of bureau, Associated Press, Charleston, 1969-1971; chief of bureau, Associated Press, Boston, 1971-1975; assistant to public, The Standard-Times, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1975-1976; editor, The Standard-Times, New Bedford, 1976-1994. Pulitzer judge Pulitzer Prize, New York, 1986-1987.

Membership

Co-chairman First Night New Bedford, 1987-1988, president, 1989-1990. Co-chairman People's Celebration July 4th, 1986-1989. Member Society Professional Journalists (president 1983-1984), Academy New England Journalists (Yankee Quill award 1988), Massachusetts Bar Association (co-chairman bench bar press committee 1984-1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: baking, gardening, farming.

Connections

Children: Marc, Meredith, David.

father:
George Alexander Ragsdale

mother:
Ruby Mabel (Thomas) Ragsdale

children:
Marc Ragsdale

David Ragsdale

Meredith Ragsdale