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Kenneth Maynard Scheibel


Kenneth Maynard Scheibel, American Journalist. Decorated Bronze star, United States Army Occupation medal, Combat Infantrymanbadge; co-recipient Croix De Guerre (France), Thoth award for excellence in public relations, 1980.


Scheibel, Kenneth Maynard was born on May 17, 1920 in Campbell, Nebraska, United States. Son of G. Alfred and Rachel Christine (Koch) Scheibel.


Student, George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1938—1941. Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1947. Master of Arts, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1949.


Magazine salesman Periodical Publications Service Bureau, Inc., 1935-1938. Reporter International News Service, Washington, 1940-1941, Wall St. Journal, Washington, 1949-1951. Washington correspondent Gannett Newspapers, 1951-1963.

Syndicated columnist North America Newspaper Alliance, 1963-1964. Chief Washington bureau Donrey Media Group, 1964-1967. Founder, bureau chief Washington Bureau News, since 1967.

Founder national syndicated column Washington Farm Beat, 1970-1985. Washington correspondent Wisconsin State Journal, 1963-1966, LaCrosse Tribune, Wisconsin, 1963-1966, Billings Gazette, Montana, 1964-1971, Virgin Islands Network, 1966-1967, Moline Daily Dispatch, Illinois, 1967-1968, Drovers' Journal, 1967-1968, Newport News Daily Press & Times Herald, Virginia, 1969-1971, Packer Public Company, 1964-1974, Gasoline Retailer, 1966-1967, Oklahoma, Farmer Stockman. Congressional correspondent F-D-C Reports, 1975-1977.

Washington columnist Farm Journal, 1960-1975. Director National Press Building Corporation, 1973, vice president president club and bldg corporation, 1974. Covered national political conventions, campaigns.

Vice president Fraser Associates (public relations), Washington, 1976-1979. Congressional broadcast interviewer. Founder Washington Broadcast News, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Miami, Las Vegas.


  • Contributor national magazines, newspaper syndicates.


Incorporator and Member War Memorial of Korea, Washington, 1981. Editor National Center Financial and Economic Information, United States-Saudi Arabian Joint Economic Commission, Riyadh, 1985-1986. Captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946, 755th Tank Battalion, 1st armored division, 1942-1945, Europe, N. Africa, Italy.

Member Izaak Walton League American, White House Corrs. Association, Overseas Press Club of America, American Radio Relay League, National Press Club (Washington. Finance secretary, governor 1969-1973, vice chairman board 1971, vice president, president, 1974), Sigma Chi.


  • Other Interests

    Amateur radio.


Married Helen Schmitt, May 14, 1955 (divorced September 1977). Children: Victor Warren Schmitt, William Becker Schmitt, Kenneth Junior, Sally.

G. Alfred Scheibel

Rachel Christine (Koch) Scheibel

Helen Schmitt

Victor Warren Schmitt Scheibel

William Becker Schmitt Scheibel

Kenneth Junior Scheibel

Sally Scheibel