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John Strohmeyer, American writer, retired editor. Pulitzer Traveling fellow, 1948; Nieman fellow, 1952-1953; recipient Comenius award Moravian College, 1971; Pulitzer prize for editorial writing, 1972; Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, 1984, 85. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Pennsylvania Society Newspaper Editors (president 1964-1966), Anchorage Racquet Club.

Background

John Strohmeyer was born in Boston, Massachusetts and spent several decades as a working journalist, including as an editor at the now-defunct Bethlehem Globe-Times from 1956 to 1984.

Education

Student, Moravian College, 1941—1943. AB, Muhlenberg College, 1947. Master of Arts in Journalism, Columbia University, 1948.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lehigh University, 1983.

Career

With Nazareth Item, Pennsylvania, 1940—1941. Night reporter Bethlehem Globe-Times, 1941—1943, 1945—1947. Investigative reporter Providence Journal-Bulletin, 1949—1956.

Editor Bethlehem Globe-Times, 1956—1964, vice president, 1961—1984, director, 1963—1984. African-American journalism teacher in Nairobi, Freetown, 1964. Atwood professor journalism University Alaska, Anchorage, 1987-1988, writer-in-residence, 1989-2010.

Clendinen Professor, University São Paolo. Florida, 2001.

Achievements

  • John Strohmeyer won an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship in 1984 to research and write about the decline of the American steel industry, which became the book Crisis in Bethlehem: Big Steel's Struggle to Survive.

Works

Membership

Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Pennsylvania Society Newspaper Editors (president 1964-1966), Anchorage Racquet Club.

Connections

Married Nancy Jordan, August 20, 1949 (deceased 2000). Children: Mark, John, Sarah. Married Sylvia Ciernick Broady, October 25, 2003.

father:
Louis A. Strohmeyer

mother:
Anna Rose (Saladunas) Strohmeyer

spouses:
Nancy Jordan

Sylvia Ciernick Broady

children:
Mark Strohmeyer

John Strohmeyer

Sarah Strohmeyer