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Raymond Avolon Cromley, American syndicated columnist. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal.


Cromley, Raymond Avolon was born on August 23, 1910 in Tulare, California, United States. Son of William James and Grace Violet (Bailey) Cromley.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, California Institute Technology, 1933;student, Japanese Language Institute, Tokyo, 1936-1939;student, Strategic Intelligence School, Washington, 1954.


Reporter, Pasadena (California) Post, 1928-1934;Reporter, Honolulu Advertiser, 1934-1935;Reporter, Flintridge School, Pasadena, 1935-1936;reporter, then financial editor, Japan Advertiser, Tokyo, 1936-1940;editor, Trans Pacific (economics and financial weekly), 1938-1940;with, Wall St. Journal, 1938-1955;Far Eastern correspondent,, 1938-1947;Washington correspondent, 1947-1955;science editor radio program, Monitor, 1955-1956;economics and financial commentator, NBC radio, 1956-1957;assistant producer, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, 1957-1958;military analyst, Newspaper Enterprise Association, 1958-1964;president, Cromley News-Features, since 1976;syndicated columnist, since 1964. Assistant logic, freshman English California Institute Technology, 1928-1930. Lecturer AirWar College, 1952, 54, Department State Foreign Service Institute, 1955, 65-67.

Consultant guerilla war, Asian politics, since 1952.


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    • Author: Veterans Benefits, 1966, second edition, 1970, 3d edition, 1973, review edition, 1975, Educational Benefits, 1968, Ariwara Narihira and Japanese Poetry of the Heian and Nara Periods.


No one is beyond the reach of God's love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.


When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.


Chairman district boards charter review Boy Scouts American, 1956-1960. Secretary bishop's committee pastoral benefits Virginia Conference Methodist Church, 1967-1968. Organizer committee estatlishment Martha Washington Library., Mount Vernon, Virginia, 1954.

Chairman Inter-church Council Teen Activities and Teen Clubs, Mount Vernon, 1955-1957, World Council Youth, 1932-1935. Prisoner of war, 1941-1942. Colonel Army of the United States, 1943-1946.

Commanding officer United States Military and Department State mission to Mao-Tse-tung's headquarters, Yenan, Communist China. Member National Trust for Historic Preservation, Asiatic Society Japan, State Department Corrs. Association (president 1954-1955), White House Corrs.

Association, Retired Officers Association, Smithsonian Associates, National Archives Association, National Press Foundation, American Foreign Service Association, National Press Club Washington, Assn.Corcoran Gallery Art, Sigma Delta Chi, Pi Kappa Delta. Clubs: Tokyo Correspondents (executive committee 1947). Overseas Writers (Washington).


Married Masuyo Marjorie Suto (deceased April 1946). Married Helen Sue Holcomb (deceased July 1967). Children: Donald Stowe, Helen Sue, Jessica Lynn, Linda Grace, William Holcomb, Mary Ann, John Austin.

William James Cromley

Grace Violet (Bailey) Cromley

Masuyo Marjorie Suto

Helen Sue Holcomb

Donald Stowe Cromley

Helen Sue Cromley

Jessica Lynn Cromley

Linda Grace Cromley

William Holcomb Cromley

Mary Ann Cromley

John Austin Cromley