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Richard Eugene Palmer

newspaper executive

Richard Eugene Palmer was American newspaper executive. Board directors Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, Baton Rouge, 1961-1963, 68-74, 81-83; Member Newspaper Computer Users Group (chairman 1967-1982, board directors 1967-1988), Masons.

Background

Palmer, Richard Eugene was born on July 7, 1920 in Watertown, New York, United States. Son of Howard Welch and Pauline (Coulthart) Palmer.

Education

Student, Wesleyan University, 1941. Bachelor, University Missouri, 1947.

Career

Editor, News Herald, Willoughby, Ohio., 1953-1960;associate editor, production manager, State Times and Advocate, Baton Rouge, 1960-1976;director news and production, State Times and Advocate, Baton Rouge, 1976-1978;vice president news and production, State Times and Advocate, Baton Rouge, 1978-1988;board directors, State Times and Advocate, Baton Rouge, since 1985. Vice president Southern Production Program Inc., Oklahoma City, 1983-1988. Trustee Newspaper Production and Research Center, 1965-1988.

Chairman Southern Regional advisory board American Press Institute, Reston, Virginia, 1984-1987.

Achievements

  • Avocations: micro computers.

Membership

Board of directors Metropolitan Young Men’s Christian Association, Baton Rouge, 1961-1963, 68-74, 81-83. Member Newspaper Computer Users Group (chairman 1967-1982, board directors 1967-1988), Masons.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: micro computers.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Winfield Lee, May 6, 1950. Children: Melissa Lee, James Howard.

father:
Howard Welch Palmer

mother:
Pauline (Coulthart) Palmer

spouse:
Elizabeth Winfield Lee

children:
Melissa Lee Palmer

James Howard Palmer