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Ray Vicker, American writer. Recipient Outstanding Reporting Abroad award Chicago Newspaper Guild, 1959; Best Business Reporting Abroad award E. W. Fairchild, 1963, 67; honorable mention, 1965; Bob Considine award, 1979; International Capital Market Association Journalism award, 1983. Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1942-1946. Member Society Professional Journalists, Authors Guild.

Background

Vicker, Ray was born on August 27, 1917 in Wisconsin, United States. Son of Joseph John and Mary (Young) Vicker.

Education

Student, Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point, 1934. Student, Los Angeles City College, 1941. Student, United States Merchant Marine Officers' School, 1944.

Student, Northwestern University, 1949.

Career

With Chicago Journal Commerce, 1946-1950, automobile editor, 1947-1950. Member staff Wall St. Journal, 1950-1983, European editor London, England, 1960-1975, senior international editor England, 1975-1983. Senior international ediotr, 1975-1983.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Merchant Marine, 1942-1946. Member Society Professional Journalists, Authors Guild. Clubs: Overseas Press (Reporting award 1963, 67) (New York City).

Press (Chicago).

Connections

Married Margaret Ella Leach, February 23, 1944.

father:
Joseph John Vicker

mother:
Mary (Young) Vicker

spouse:
Margaret Ella Leach