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Thomas Henry Teepen

journalist , newspaper editor

Thomas Henry Teepen, American Newspaper editor, journalist. Professional journalism fellow Stanford University, 1967. Former president Joel Chandler Harris Association, Atlanta; member Atlanta Opera,1985-, Joint International Observer Group, Ethiopian Elections, 1992; member international advising committee The African-American Institute, New York City, 1985-1997; board directors Capital Area Mosaic, Genesis Shelter.

Background

Teepen, Thomas Henry was born on January 19, 1935 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Albert George and Elizabeth Blanche (Winfree) Teepen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Ohio University, 1957.

Career

Reporter, Urbana (Ohio) Daily Citizen, 1957-1958;assistant editor, Kettering-Oakwood Times, Dayton, Ohio., 1958-1959;from reporter to editorial writer, Dayton Daily News, 1959-1968;editorial page editor, Dayton Daily News, 1968-1982;editorial page editor, Atlanta Constitution, 1982-1992;national correspondent, Cox Newspapers, Atlanta, since 1992.

Works

  • Contributing columnist Liberal Opinion Week.

Membership

Former president Joel Chandler Harris Association, Atlanta. Member Atlanta Opera, 1985—2009, Joint International Observer Group, Ethiopian Elections, 1992. Member international advisory committee The African-American Institute, New York City, 1985-1997.

Former board trustees Freedom to Read Foundation, Chgo. Former Mayor's Community Cultural Steering Committee, Atlanta.

Connections

Married Nancy Irene Roux, February 2, 1957 (divorced 1974). Children– Kristina Lynn, Jeremy Roux. Married Sandra Jean Richards, May 14, 1975.

1 stepchild, Jennifer Koerlin.

father:
Albert George Teepen

mother:
Elizabeth Blanche (Winfree) Teepen

spouses:
Nancy Irene Roux

Sandra Jean Richards

children:
Kristina Lynn Teepen

Jeremy Roux Teepen