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Bullard, Arthur (08 December 1879–10 September 1929), writer and government official, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, the son of Henry Bullard, a prominent Presbyterian minister, and Helen Nelson. After graduating in 1899 from Blair Academy in Blairstown, New Jersey, Bullard enrolled at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Two years later his growing social consciousness led him to leave college to join New York City’s burgeoning reform community. In 1903 he became a probation officer for the New York Prison Association and a resident worker at the University Settlement on New York’s Lower East Side....

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George Creel. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-92526).

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Creel, George Edward (01 December 1876–02 October 1953), journalist and government administrator, was born in Lafayette County, Missouri, the son of Henry Clay Creel and Virginia Fackler, farmers. He grew up in the Missouri towns of Independence and Odessa, where his mother supported the family by sewing, gardening, and operating a boarding house, because his father was often drunk and unemployed. As a teenager, Creel ran away from home to follow county fairs, then to roam the Southwest. In 1896 he was hired as a cub reporter by the ...

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Daniels, Jonathan (26 April 1902–06 November 1981), journalist, author, and government official, was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, the son of Josephus Daniels, a journalist, and Addie Worth Bagley. Daniels attended public schools in Raleigh until 1913 and then St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., when his father assumed the post of secretary of the navy. In 1921 he received a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, where he served as editor of the campus paper and was a classmate of novelist ...

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Olds, Leland (31 December 1890–03 August 1960), statistician, journalist, and government regulatory official, was born in Rochester, New York, the son of George Daniel Olds, a professor of mathematics at the University of Rochester, and Marion Elizabeth Leland. In 1891 his father became chair of the mathematics department at Amherst College and eventually president of the college in 1924. Inspired by conservationist ...

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Price, Byron (25 March 1891–06 August 1981), journalist, director of the U.S. Office of Censorship, and assistant secretary general of the United Nations, was born in Topeka, Indiana, the son of John Price and Emaline P. Barnes, farmers. He received a B.A. in English from Wabash College in Crawfordsville in 1912. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa....

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Carl T. Rowan. Courtesy of Oberlin College.

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Rowan, Carl T. (11 August 1925–23 September 2000), journalist and writer, was born Carl Thomas Rowan in Ravenscroft, Tennessee, the son of Thomas David Rowan, a laborer, and Johnnie Bradford Rowan. The family moved to McMinnville, Tennessee, while Carl was still an infant. Carl and his four siblings grew up in a house lacking electricity and running water. His father often stacked lumber, earning twenty-five cents an hour, but the Rowans, like most black families in McMinnville, were poor....

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Truman, Benjamin Cummings (25 October 1835–18 July 1916), journalist and government official, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Henry Hammond Truman, a house carpenter, and Susan Cummings. Truman was educated in public schools in Providence and the Shaker School in Canterbury, New Hampshire. In 1852 he taught school in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. He learned to set type at the age of eighteen and worked as a compositor and proofreader for the ...