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Melvin Durslag, American Columnist, author. Decorated Bronze Star (5); recipient National Headliners award, 1960. Board of directors School Journalism, University of Southern California Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations. Member Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Background

Durslag, Melvin was born on April 29, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of William and Frieda (Berliner) Durslag.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Southern California, 1943.

Career

Reporter, feature writer Los Angeles Examiner, 1938—1943, reporter, 1946—1953. Columnist Los Angeles Examiner and Herald Examiner, 1953—1989, Los Angeles Times, since 1989. Syndicated by Los Angeles Times, Washington Post News Service.

Free-lance writer King Features Syndicate, Hearst News Service, 1950—1989. Contributing editor television Guide. With United States Air Force, 1943-1946, China.

Membership

Board of directors School Journalism, University of Southern California Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946, China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations. Member Sigma Delta Chi, Kappa Tau Alpha.

Connections

Married Lorayne Jane Sweet, November 21, 1948. Children: Ivy, William, James.

father:
William Durslag

mother:
Frieda (Berliner) Durslag

spouse:
Lorayne Jane Sweet

children:
Ivy Durslag

William Durslag

James Durslag