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Thomas Leon Blount, American Newspaper editors.


Blount, Thomas Leon was born on June 13, 1935 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Joseph Leon and Helen ELizabeth (Lawson) Blount.


Bachelor in Journalism, University Pittsburgh, 1957.


Reporter, Wilmington (North Carolina) Morning Star, 1957;assistant sports editor, News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio., 1957-1960;managing editor, Bedford (Pennsylvania) Daily Gazette, 1960-1961;sports editor, The Idaho Statesman, Boise, 1961-1964;copy desk chief, Wichita (Kansas) Eagle, 1964-1966;reporter, projects editor, The News Tribune, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, 1966-1969;managing editor, The News Tribune, Beaver Falls, 1969-1978;editor, Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois, 1978-1989;editor, High Point (North Carolina) Enterprise, since 1990. Publication board Eastern Illinois U., Charleston, 1981-1989. Editor in residence Bradley U., Peoria, Illinois, 1985.

University and journalism organization seminar leader various topics, since 1981.


Board visitors High Point University, 1995-1998. Board chairman Cities in Schools, 1996-1998, High Point Chamber of Commerce, 1992-1994, Alcohol and Drug Action Coalition, 1994-1996. Member Crimestoppers.

Member Forward High Point Strategic Plan, Triad Leadership Network. Member board directors High Point Communications Foundation, Presbyterian Home of High Point. Elder Three Presbyterian Church.

Member Pennsylvania Associate Press management Editors (past president), Illinois Associate Press Editors (past president), North Carolina Associate Press News Council (president), American Society Newspaper Editors, International Home Furnishing Club, Rotary Club High Point (president since 1998).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: woodworking.


Married Betty Lou Drogus, September 9, 1957.

Joseph Leon Blount

Helen ELizabeth (Lawson) Blount

Betty Lou Drogus