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William Dale Allen

newspaper editor

William Dale Allen, American newspaper editor. Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1986-1987. With United States Army, 1956-1957; sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1957-1974. Member Society Professional Journalists.

Background

Allen, William Dale was born on August 16, 1938 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Son of William Longstaff and Freda Valera (Jones) Allen.

Education

Associate of Arts in Arts, Missouri Southern (formerly Joplin Junior College), 1959. BJ, University Missouri, 1961.

Career

Reporter Joplin Glove, 1957-1959. News editor Newport (Arkansas) Indiana, 1961-1963. Assistant city editor, Carolinas editor, national editor Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, 1963-1970.

Assistant managing editor, associate managing editor Philadelphia Inquirer, 1970-1980. Executive editor Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal, 1980-1986, editor, since 1986.

Religion

God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Juror Pulitzer Prize, 1986-1987. With United States Army, 1956-1957. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1957-1974.

Member Society Professional Journalists.

Connections

Married Barbara Bower, August 26, 1960. Children: Kendall Maria, Matthew Paul, Anna Elizabeth.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.