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journalist

Walter Robert Mears was American journalist. Recipient annual award Associated Press Managing Editors Association, 1973; Pulitzer prize for National Reporting, 1977. Trustee Middlebury College, 1980-1984. Member of Governors Club, Burning Tree Club, Gridiron Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Mears, Walter Robert was born on January 11, 1935 in Lynn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Lewis and Edythe Emily (Campbell) Mears.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College, 1956;Doctor of Letters (honorary), Middlebury College, 1977.

Career

Newsman, Associated Press, Boston, 1956;correspondent, Associated Press, Montpelier, Vermont, 1956-1960;state house correspondent, Associated Press, Boston, 1960-1961;newsman, Associated Press, Washington, 1961-1969;chief political writer, Associated Press, 1969-1972;assistant chief Washington bureau, Associated Press, 1973-1974;special correspondent, Associated Press, 1975;chief, Associated Press, 1977-1983;vice president, Associated Press, since 1978;executive editor, Associated Press, 1984-1988;vice president, columnist, Associated Press, since 1989.

Works

Membership

Trustee Middlebury College, 1980-1984. Member of Governors Club, Burning Tree Club, Gridiron Club, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Sally Danton, December 28, 1956 (deceased December 1962). Children: Pamela (deceased), Walter Robert Junior (deceased). Married Joyce Marie Lund, August 4, 1963 (divorced 1983).

Children: Stephanie Joy, Susan Marie. Married Carroll Ann Rambo, March 1, 1986 (divorced 1995). Married Frances R. Richarson, July 5, 1997.

father:
Edward Lewis Mears

mother:
Edythe Emily (Campbell) Mears

spouses:
Sally Danton

Joyce Marie Lund

Carroll Ann Rambo

Frances R. Richarson

children:
Pamela Mears (deceased)

Walter Robert Junior Mears (deceased)

Stephanie Joy Mears

Susan Marie Mears