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James Thomas Neal, American publishing educator. Recipient Distinguished Service in Journalism award Ball State University, 1966. Secretary Indiana Republican State Committee, Indianapolis, 1957-1968, chairman, 1972-1973; member Republican National Committee, Washington, 1972-1973, 79-84. Member of Englewood Golf and Country (Florida); Dramatic, Players (Indianapolis).

Background

Neal, James Thomas was born on January 5, 1921 in Lebanon, Indiana, United States. Son of Ralph Bowman and Mary Josephine (Honan) Neal.

Education

BJ, Butler University, 1942. Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1945.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1945, advanced through grades to 1st lieutenant, 1948, resigned, 1949. Editor Noblesville (Indiana) Ledger, 1949-1970, public, 1970-1985. Professor, chairman department journalism Butler University, Indianapolis, 1985-1987.

Membership

Secretary Indiana Republican State Committee, Indianapolis, 1957-1968, chairman, 1972-1973. Member Republican National Committee, Washington, 1972-1973, 79-84. Member of Englewood Golf and Country (Florida).

Dramatic, Players (Indianapolis).

Connections

Married Georgianne Davis, June 3, 1953. Children: Anne deHayden, Neal Petri, Andrea Davis Neal Schmelzer.

father:
Ralph Bowman Neal

mother:
Mary Josephine (Honan) Neal

spouse:
Georgianne Davis

children:
Anne deHayden Neal

Neal Petri Neal

Andrea Davis Neal Schmelzer Neal