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John Edward Simonds

newspaper editor

John Edward Simonds was American newspaper editor. Served with United States Army, 1958. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Associated Press Managing Editors, Society Professional Journalists, National Conference Editorial Writers, Organization News Ombudsmen, Hawaii Literature Arts Council.

Background

Simonds, John Edward was born on July 4, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Alvin E. and Ruth Angeline (Rankin) Simonds.

Education

Bachelor, Bowdoin College, 1957.

Career

Reporter Daily Tribune, Seymour, Indiana, 1957-1958, United Press International, Columbus, Ohio, 1958-1960. Reporter, assistant city editor Providence Journal Bulletin, 1960-1965, Washington Evening Star, 1965-1966. Correspondent Gannett News Service, 1966-1975.

Managing editor Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1975-1980, executive editor, 1980-1987, senior editor, editorial page editor, 1987-1993. Executive Hawaii Newspaper Agency, 1993-1999. Reader representative The Honolulu Advertiser, 1999—2002.

Retired, 2002.

Works

  • Author: (poetry) Waves From a Timed-Zoned Brain, 2009.

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1958. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Associated Press Managing Editors, Society Professional Journalists, National Conference Editorial Writers, Organization News Ombudsmen, Hawaii Literature Arts Council.

Connections

Married Rose B. Muller, November 16, 1968. Children– Maximillian P., Malia G. Children by previous marriage– Rachel F. Cobb, John B.