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Mark Foster Ethridge

publishing executive.

Mark Foster Ethridge, American publishing executive. Served from yeoman to ensign United States Navy, 1917-1919.; Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi.; Club: Century Association.

Background

Ethridge, Mark Foster was born on April 22, 1896 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States. Son of William Nathaniel and Mary (Howell) Ethridge.

Education

Student of University Mississippi, 1914-1915, Mercer U., 1916-1917.

Career

Began as reporter for Meridian Star, 1913, later reporter with Columbus (Georgia) Enquirer Sun. City editor Macon (Georgia) Telegraph, 1919-1922, managing editor, 1925-1933. With New York Sun and Consolidated Press, 1923-1924, A.P., 1933.

Assistant general manager Washington Post, 1933-1934. President public Richmond (Virginia) Times Dispatch, 1934-1936. Vice president, general manager Courier Journal and Louisville Times, 1936-1942, public, 1942-1962, Chairman of the Board, 1962-1963.

Vice president, editor Newsday, Garden City, Long Island, New York, 1963-1965. Visited Balkans for State Department, 1945. American delegate to United Nations Commission to Study Greek Border Disputes, 1947.

Chairman United States advisory commission on information, 1948-1950. Lecturer journalism U. North Carolina, 1965-1966. Trustee Ford Foundation, 1954-1967.

Membership

Served from yeoman to ensign United States Navy, 1917-1919. Member Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi. Club: Century Association.

Connections

Married Willie Snow, October 12, 1921. Children: Mary Snow, Mark Foster, Georgia Cubbedge and William Davidson.

father:
William Nathaniel Ethridge

mother:
Mary (Howell) Ethridge

spouse:
Willie Snow

children:
Mary Snow Ethridge

Mark Foster Ethridge

Georgia Cubbedge and William Davidson Ethridge