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John Burton Bremner

journalist

John Burton Bremner, Australian journalist. Pulitzer traveling fellow, 1952-1953; recipient Amoco Distinguished Teaching award, Health Opportunities for People Everywhere award University Kansas, 1971; Gannett Foundation grantee for national editing seminars, 1980-1981, 83-84; master teacher William Allen White Foundation award University Kansas, 1985.

Background

Bremner, John Burton was born on December 28, 1920 in Brisbane, Australia. Son of Norman Frederick and Pauline Marcia (Lucas) Bremner. came to the United States, 1950, naturalized, 1960.

Education

STB, Propaganda Fide University, Rome, 1941. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, 1965.

Career

Ordained priest, Roman Catholic Church, 1943-1968;national secretary, Pontifical Mission Aid Socs., Australia, 1945-1948;editor, Catholic Missions, Holy Child, Apostolatus, Australia, 1945-1948;inspector schools, Brisbane (Australia) Archdiocese, 1948-1949;associate editor, Florida Catholic, 1953-1954;political columnist, Los Angeles Tidings, 1954-1956;associate Professor of English, assistant to president, U. San Diego, 1957-1961;assistant professor journalism, U. Iowa, 1965-1968;associate professor, U. Kansas, Lawrence, 1969-1972;professor, U. Kansas, 1972-1985;Oscar S. Stauffer professor journalism, U. Kansas, 1976-1985;journalism professor emeritus, U. Kansas, 1986-1987. Newspaper consultant, 1973-1987.

Membership

Member Sigma Delta Chi (Distinguished Teaching in Journalism award 1985), Phi Beta Kappa, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Connections

Married Mary Ann McCue, December 23, 1968.

father:
Norman Frederick Bremner

mother:
Pauline Marcia (Lucas) Bremner

spouse:
Mary Ann McCue