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Norton Mockridge, American Writer, editors Recipient Christopher award the Christophers, 1949; Pulitzer prize for best local news reporting in the United States (with World-Telegram city news staff), 1963; Jesse H. Neal cert of merit, 1974. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1945; Member 7th Regiment Veterans Association (life), Silurian Society, New York Veterinary Police Association, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Mockridge, Norton was born on September 29, 1915 in New York City. Son of Frank Walter and Fredricka (Apfel) Mockridge.

Education

Student, public schools, Mount Kisco, New York.

Career

Journalist, Mount Kisco Recorder, New York, 1933-1936; journalist, White Plains Daily Reporter, New York, 1936-1940; with, World-Telegram & Sun, New York City, 1940-1966; city editor, World-Telegram & Sun, New York City, 1956-1963; humor columnist, World-Telegram & Sun, New York City, 1963-1966; with, World Journal Tribune, 1967; syndicated humor columnist, Scripps-Howard newspapers and United Feature Syndicate, 1963-1980; editor, Customized Communications division Medical Economics Company, Litton Publs., Oradell, New Jersey, 1971-1981; foreign correspondent, Indiana News Alliance division United Feature Syndicate, since 1980; president, Valnor Prodns., Inc., since 1981.

Works

Membership

Served to 1st lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member 7th Regiment Veterans Association (life), Silurian Society, New York Veterinary Police Association, Sigma Delta Chi Clubs: Players, Dutch Treat, River, Coffee House, Regency, Casino (Chicago). Cuernavaca Croquet (Mexico), Balboa Beach.

Connections

Married Margaret Gleason, 1946 (divorced 1961). Married Valborg Palmer, 1963. Children— Phillip, Nancy Mockridge Miner, John.

father:
Frank Walter Mockridge

mother:
Fredricka (Apfel) Mockridge

spouses:
Margaret Gleason

Valborg Palmer

children:
Phillip Mockridge

John Mockridge

Nancy Mockridge Miner Mockridge