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William Brush Ruggles, American newspaper editor. Decorated Bronze Star, Victory medal with 2 star, German Occupation medal, American Theatre medal, Southwest Pacific medal with 3 stars, Philippine Liberation medal with 1 star, World World War II medal.


Ruggles, William Brush was born on March 7, 1891 in Austin, Texas, United States. Son of Gardner and Mary Lee (Grant) Ruggles.


Student, University Texas, 1907-1910.


Sports editor, Houston Post, 1910-1916;special writer, Houston Chronicle, 1916;sports editor, Galveston (Texas) News, 1916-1917;sports editor, Dallas News, 1919-1925;editorial writer, Dallas News, 1926-1937;associate editor in chief, Dallas News, 1937-1943;editor, Dallas News, from 1943. Secretary Dallas Automobile Club, 1920. Executive secretary Ex-Student's Association, University Texas, 1925-1926.

Statistician Texas Baseball League, from 1920, secretary, 1921-1925, acting president, 1929.



Second lieutenant United States Army, 1917-1919, colonel infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, colonel United States Army Reserve retired. Member Texas Geography Society, Dallas History Society, Reserve Officers Association, Society 1st Division, American Society newspaper Editors, Newcomen Society, Military Order World Wars, Poetry Society Texas, English-Speaking Union, Phi Kappa Psi.


Married Dorothy Sheridan, January 30, 1922. Children: Margery Alice (Mistress Margery Gunter), Marilou (Mistress Jesse R. Core III), Dorothy Clare (Mistress William Spence Smith), Anne (Mistress Alan Bromberg).

Gardner Ruggles

Mary Lee (Grant) Ruggles

Dorothy Sheridan

Margery Alice Ruggles (Mistress Margery Gunter)

Marilou Ruggles (Mistress Jesse R. Core III)

Dorothy Clare Ruggles (Mistress William Spence Smith)

Anne Ruggles (Mistress Alan Bromberg)