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Thomas David Yount, American writer, columnist. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1957; recipient award New England Press Association, 1968, Thoth award Public Relations Society of America, 1982, 84, 86, Lifetime Achievement award Knox College, 2002.


Yount, Thomas David was born on January 22, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Thomas William and Bernice Challe Yount.


Bachelor cum laude, Knox College, 1956. Bachelor of Philosophy, St. Paul's College, Washington, 1960. Master of Arts, St. Paul's College, Washington, 1964.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Catholic Institute, Paris, 1966. Doctor of Divinity, American Biblical Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, 1979.


Executive editor West Hartford (Connecticut) News, 1966-1968. Associate secretary Amherst (Massachusetts) College, 1970-1972. Academy dean Marymount College, Arlington, Virginia, 1972-1977.

Director institutional relations Association American Colleges, Washington, 1977-1979. Director public affairs Atlantic Council United States, 1979-1981. Executive vice president International Public Relations, 1981-1987.

President National Press Foundation, 1987-1996. Syndicated columnist Scripps Howard, since 1996. President Potomac Associates, Washington, since 1977.

Chairman Cathedral College, Washington, 1987-1990. Member executive committee National Cathedral Foundation, Washington, 1988-1990. Vice chairman Washington Theological Consortium, Washington, 2000-2005.



Millenium lecturer Chautauqua (New York ) Institution, 2000. Lecturer Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 2000, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 2001, Villanova University, Pennsylvania, 2004. Member Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Rebecca Tobin, October 15, 1978. Children: Virginia, Lisa, Christina.

Thomas William

Bernice Challe Yount

Rebecca Tobin

Virginia Yount

Lisa Yount

Christina Yount