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Newspaper editor

Robert Laurie Elder, American newspaper editor. Recipient Distinguished Achievement award Florida Society Newspaper Editors, 1973, White House Conference on Libraries Public award, 1994, President award California Library. Association, 1995. Board directors Santa Clara University Center for Applied Ethics, since 1987, Alliance for Community Care, 1997, Nonprofit Development Center, since 1997. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1962.

Background

Elder, Robert Laurie was born on June 23, 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Charles Jerome and Dorothea Eloise (Calhoun) Elder.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1960; Master of Arts, Vanderbilt University, 1966; postgraduate, Stanford University, 1976-1977.

Career

Reporter, Nashville Tennessean, 1964-1968; assistant director, Southern Newspaper Publications Association Foundation, Atlanta, 1969; reporter, The Miami Herald, Florida, 1970-1976; editor, San Jose (California) Mercury News, since 1978; vice president, San Jose (California) Mercury News, since 1987. Board directors RLM Partners.

Works

Membership

Board directors Santa Clara University Center for Applied Ethics, since 1987, Alliance for Community Care, 1997, Nonprofit Development Center, since 1997. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1960-1962.

Connections

Married Betty Ann Doak, September 1, 1958 (divorced May 1969). Children— Mark Christopher, Jeffrey Cathcart.

father:
Charles Jerome Elder

mother:
Dorothea Eloise (Calhoun) Elder

spouse:
Betty Ann Doak

children:
Jeffrey Cathcart Elder

Mark Christopher Elder