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William Lee Umstead, American newspaperman. Decorated Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Background

Umstead, William Lee was born on July 23, 1921 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of William L. and Sally (Breeze) University.

Education

Student, George Washington University, 1941.

Career

Reporter, then news editor Washington bureau International News Service, 1941-1958. Member staff United Press International Washington bureau, 1958-1968, night editor, bureau manager, 1966-1968. Assistant managing editor New York Daily News, 1968-1974, night managing editor, 1974-1981, managing editor, 1981-1984, vice president, 1982-1984.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon.

Connections

Married June L. Myers, February 18, 1949 (deceased April 1980). Children– Eric William, William Lee III, Robin Lynne.

father:
William L. University

mother:
Sally (Breeze) University

spouse:
June L. Myers

children:
Eric William Umstead

William Lee III Umstead

Robin Lynne Umstead