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Max Bentley

publicist.

Max Bentley, American publicist.

Background

Bentley, Max was born on November 18, 1888 in at Abilene, Texas, United States. Son of Henry L. and Alice (Green) Bentley.

Education

Education high school, Abilene.

Career

Reporter for the Abilene Reporter, 1906-1911. Reporter Corpus Christi (Texas) Democrat, 1911-1912, managing editor, 1912-1913. Successively reporter, telegraph editor, city editor, news editor Houston (Texas) Chronicle, 1914-1920, managing editor, 1920-1923.

Free lance writer, on staff McClure’s magazine and various other publications 1923-1926. One of founders of Abilene News (morning), 1926. Managing editor, Abilene Reporter-News (morning-afternoon), 1926-1936.

Editor and chairman editorial board West Texas Today (monthly magazine). One of organizers and owners of Texas Publishers Association, public a group of daily newspapers. Radio news commentator, Texas State Network, 1938-1939.

Activities and public relations director West Texas Chamber of Commerce since June 1, 1939. Past president West Texas Press Association. Ex-president Managing Editors Association of Texas.

Works

  • Editors Association of Tex.

Connections

Married Dimple F. McLemore, June 1, 1911. Children: Alice (Mistress.

father:
Henry L. Bentley

mother:
Alice (Green) Bentley

spouse:
Dimple F. McLemore

child:
Alice (Mrs Bentley