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St. John Waddell, American Newspaper editors Member American Press Institute, Military Order World Wars, American Legion, Yale Club, Press Club of Memphis, Lions (president, director), Zeta Psi. Chairman Memphis committee Freedoms Foundation, from 1962. Served to First lieutenant artillery United States Army, 1917-1919; Advertising Educational Foundation in France and Germany; served to major inf.AUS, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

Waddell, St. John was born on July 3, 1896 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of St. John and Ada Elizabeth (McCroskey) Waddell.

Education

Graduate, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1914;Bachelor, Yale University, 1917.

Career

Engaged in farming, Quitman County, Mississippi, 1919-1921;reporter, Memphis Commercial Appeal, New Orleans Times Picayune,, North China Press, Shanghai., 1921-1923;executive assistant to mayor, city commissioner, City of Memphis, 1923-1928;insurance broker, 1929-1933;reporter, business and real estate editor, Commercial Appeal, 1934-1941;assistant managing editor, Commercial Appeal, 1946-1959;managing editor, Commercial Appeal, 1959-1961;associate editor, Commercial Appeal, from 1961. Finance consultant War Production Board, 1941-1942.

Membership

Chairman Memphis committee Freedoms Foundation, from 1962. Served to 1st lieutenant artillery United States Army, 1917-1919. Advertising Educational Foundation in France and Germany.

Served to major infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Connections

Son of St. John and Ada Elizabeth (McCroskey) W. M. Pauline Townsend, July 1, 1924. 1 daughter, Irma (Mistress Erich W. Merrill).

father:
St. John Waddell

mother:
Ada Elizabeth (McCroskey) Waddell

spouse:
Pauline Townsend