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Joseph Francis McDonald, American editor, publisher.


McDonald, Joseph Francis was born on August 4, 1891 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Willard F. and Cecilia (Kelligher) McDonald.


Bachelor of Science, University Nevada, 1915. Doctor of Philosophy in Journalism (honorary), University Nevada, 1956.


Business manager, U. Nevada, Reno, 1914-1915;reporter, Nevada State Journal, 1915;business manager, Nevada State Journal, 1922-1926;editor, manager, Nevada State Journal, from 1940;public, Nevada State Journal, from 1951;reporter, Reno Evening Gazette, 1916-1921;city editor, Reno Evening Gazette, 1917-1939;treasurer, Reno Newspapers, Inc., 1951;vice president, Reno Newspapers, Inc., 9154-9155;president, Reno Newspapers, Inc., 1956, retired.


President Reno-Sparks Community Chest, from 1957. Chairman Nevada Parole and Probation Board. Delegate Democratic National Convention, 1948, 56.

Member Nevada-California-Lake Tahoe Association (president from 1957), California Automobile Association (vice president from 1959, Nevada board directors 1950), Reno C. of Chamber (board directors), University Nevada Alumni Association (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors, Rotary, Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.


Married Leola Lewis, November 13, 1915. Children: Joseph Francis, Robert Lewis.

Willard F. McDonald

Cecilia (Kelligher) McDonald

Leola Lewis

Joseph Francis McDonald

Robert Lewis McDonald