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Sterling Greene Slappey, American writer, journalist, researcher.


Slappey, Sterling Greene was born on June 18, 1917 in Fort Valley, Georgia, United States. Son of Jenkins Sterling and Elma Louise (Greene) Slappey.


Student, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn U.), 1937, 38;student, University Georgia, Atlanta, 1938-1939.


Reporter, Atlanta Georgian & Sunday American, 1938-1939;Reporter, Atlanta Constitution, 1940, 41, 45, 46;Reporter, Associated Press, Atlanta, London, Moscow, 1947-1959;specialist in racial affairs, United States News & World Report, 1960-1962;Central European bureau chief, Los Angeles Times, based in Bonn, West Germany, 1963-1966;senior editor, Nation's Business, Washington, 1966-1978;director, Future of Business Programdirector public affairs, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1978-1984;supervisor special events, Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, 1984-1988. Columnist Washingtonian Magazine, 1971-1974. Free-lance writer various publications.

Secretary Iberian Imports Inc., Alexandria, 1969-1978. President Alexandria Bath and Linen Company, 1978-1984.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: novel Exodus of the Damned, 1968, Pioneers of American Business, 1973, Future of Business, 1980.


Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Overseas Writers, Landmarks Society, White House Corrs. Association, State Department Corrs.

Association, Friends Kennedy Center, Association for Preservation Virginia Antiquities, Smithsonian Associates, Alexandria Assembly, National Trust Historic Preservation, American Academy Political Science, Academy Social and Political Science, Phi Delta Theta, International Club (Washington).


Married Margaret Byne Sellers, January 13, 1945. Children– Margaret, Charles.

Jenkins Sterling Slappey

Elma Louise (Greene) Slappey

Margaret Byne Sellers

Margaret Slappey

Charles Slappey