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educator , journalist

Nicholas Roman Shuman, American Journalist, educator. Recipient awards Illinois Associated Press, United Press International, John Howard Association, Inland Press Association, Chicago Newspaper Guild; nominated for Pulitzer prize 3 times.


Shuman, Nicholas Roman was born on June 30, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Roman William and Pauline (Stasevich) Shuman.


Bachelor of Arts, University Illinois, 1943.


With, Chicago Journal Commerce, 1938-1946;member of staff, Herald-American, Chicago, 1946-1951;assistant photo editor, Herald-American, 1947-1951;member of staff, Chicago Daily News, 1951-1978;finance editor, Chicago Daily News, 1961-1965;assistant managing editor, Chicago Daily News, 1965-1969;national and foreign editor, Chicago Daily News, 1969-1977;chief editorial writer, Chicago Daily News, 1977-1978;editorial writer, Chicago Sun-Times, 1978-1984;professor journalism, Columbia College, Chicago, 1984-1991;consultant, Columbia College, Chicago, since 1992;columnist, Chicago Reporter, 1985-1990;senior editor, World Book Encyclopedia, 1965-1966;professional instructor, Medill School Journalism, Northwestern University, 1954-1961;freelance magazine writer, since 1951. Television commentator, 1958-1961.


Founding president Arlington Heights (Illinois) Human Relations Committee, 1965. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1943-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member Alpha Kappa Lambda, Sigma Delta Chi.


Married Marilyn Elaine Johnson, February 23, 1952. Children: Kristin Mary, Elizabeth Carol, Mark Nicholas.

Roman William Shuman

Pauline (Stasevich) Shuman

Marilyn Elaine Johnson

Kristin Mary Shuman

Elizabeth Carol Shuman

Mark Nicholas Shuman