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William Robert Burleigh, American media executive. With Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member Queen City Club, Cincinnati Literature Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Commercial Club, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Background

Burleigh, William Robert was born on September 6, 1935 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph Charles and Emma Bertha (Wittgen) Burleigh.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, 1957. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Southern Indiana, 1979. Doctor of Laws, Thomas More College, 2009.

Career

From reporter to editor, president Evansville Press, 1951-1977. Editor Cincinnati Post, 1977-1983. Vice president, general editorial manager Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Cincinnati, 1984-1986, senior vice president newspapers and publications, 1986-1990, executive vice president, 1990-1994, president, chief operating officer, 1994-1996, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1996-1999.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer E.W. Scripps Company, 1999-2000, chairman, 2000—2009.

Membership

With Army of the United States, 1957-1958. Member Queen City Club, Cincinnati Literature Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Commercial Club, Alpha Sigma Nu.

Connections

Married Catherine Anne Husted, November 28, 1964. Children: David William, Catherine Anne, Margaret Walden.

father:
Joseph Charles Burleigh

mother:
Emma Bertha (Wittgen) Burleigh

spouse:
Catherine Anne Husted

children:
Catherine Anne Burleigh

Margaret Walden Burleigh

David William Burleigh