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William Boyd Dickinson

government official , newspaper editor.

William Boyd Dickinson, American government official, newspaper editor. member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977.; Member Associate Press Managing.


Dickinson, William Boyd was born on May 18, 1908 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of William Boyd and Alice G. (Hillman) Dickinson.


A.A., Kansas City Junior College, 1927. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kansas, 1929. Nieman fellow Harvard, 1939-1940.


Reporter Kansas City Star, 1929-1930. With United Press International, 1930-1949, successively manager burs., Denver, Minneapolis, New York City, business representative, Chicago, news editor, London, S.W. Pacific manager and war correspondent, 1930-1947, foreign news editor, New York City, 1947-1949. With Philadelphia Evening and Sunday Bulletin, 1949-1978, news editor, Washington bureau chief, associate city editor, 1949-1956, assistant managing editor, 1956-1959, managing editor, 1959-1969, executive editor, 1969-1973.

Member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977.


  • Editors Association (past president), American Society Newspaper Editors (director), Philadelphia Press Association, Sigma Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta.


Member United States Privacy Protection Study Commission, 1975-1977. Member Associate Press Managing. Clubs: National Press (Washington).


Married Aileen Robinson (deceased). Married second, Joan S. Younger. Children: William Boyd III, Beverly Dickinson Albertson, Theresa Joan, Rosalind Alice Dickinson Babcock, Diana Mary.

William Boyd Dickinson

Alice G. (Hillman) Dickinson

Aileen Robinson

Joan S. Younger

William Boyd III Dickinson

Beverly Dickinson Albertson Dickinson

Theresa Joan Dickinson

Rosalind Alice Dickinson Babcock Dickinson

Diana Mary Dickinson