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Newspaper editor

John Lewis Hampton was American newspaper editor. Named to Hall Distinguished Alumni University Kentucky, Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame, 2000; recipient Pulitzer prize in editorial writing, 1983. Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1956. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Inter American Press Association (board directors 1987-1999), Florida Society Newspaper Editors.

Background

Hampton, John Lewis was born on January 13, 1935 in Verda, Kentucky, United States. Son of John Lewis and Ruby Lillian (Slagle) Hampton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Outstanding Journalism Graduate award 1959), University Kentucky, 1959. Master of Arts in Communications and Journalism (graduate fellow 1960), Stanford University, 1960.

Career

Staff writer Associated Press, Lexington, Kentucky, 1960-1961. Bureau chief Louisville (Kentucky) Courier-Journal, 1961-1967. Staff writer National Observer, Washington, 1967-1971, senior editor, then assistant managing editor, 1971-1977.

Member editorial board Miami (Florida) Herald, 1977, editor, 1978-1999. Clendinen professor journalism University South Florida, Tampa, from 2005.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1953-1956. Member American Society Newspaper Editors, Inter American Press Association (board directors since 1987), Florida Society Newspaper Editors.

Connections

Married Lillian Valls. Children from previous marriage: Rachel Hampton Midence, Jessica Hampton Fazio, Jonathan Hugh.

father:
John Lewis Hampton

mother:
Ruby Lillian (Slagle) Hampton

spouse:
Lillian Valls