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Robert Lee Lee Sherrod


Robert SHERROD, American writer. Awards 1979-1986; Award 1955. President’s Advisory Committee University Ga. 1975-1978; Board of Judges, National Magazine Awards 1979-1986.


Sherrod, Robert Lee was born on February 8, 1909 in Thomas County, Georgia, United States. Son of Joseph Arnold and Victoria Ellen (Evers).


Bachelor of Arts Georgia, 1929.


Reporter Atlanta Constitution, Palm Beach (Florida) Daily News, and others, 1929-1935. With Time and Life magazines as Washington correspondent, associate editor, war and Far East correspondent, 1935-1952. Far East correspondent Sat.

Eve. Post, 1952-1955, managing editor, 1955-1962. Editor, 1962; editor-at-large, 1963-1964. Vice president, editorial coordinator Curtis Public Company, 1965-1966.

Writing on foreign affairs and history, since 1966. Contract writer Life Magazine, New York City, 1966-1968. Member history advisory committee United States Marine Corps, 1973-1976.

Board directors Marine Corps History Foundation, 1979-1986. Member University Georgia President's Advisory Council, 1975-1978. Member board judges national magazine awards Columbia University, 1979-1986.



Trustee Corrs. Fund, 1963-1993. Member of National Press (Washington). Overseas Press, Century Association (New York City).


Son of; married Elizabeth Hudson, October 8, 1936 (deceased December 1958). Children: John Hudson, Robert Lee. Married Margaret Carson Ruff, May 5, 1961 (divorced 1972).

Married Mary Gay Labrot Leonhardt, August 26, 1972 (deceased July 1978).

Joseph Arnold Son

Victoria Ellen (Evers) Son

Elizabeth Hudson

Margaret Carson Ruff

Mary Gay Labrot Leonhardt

John Hudson Sherrod

Robert Lee Sherrod