Robert Leroy Bartley earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University.
Earned his master’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin.
1962 – Work as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, working in the newspaper’s Chicago and Philadelphia bureaus.
1964-1972 – Bartley joined the editorial section and within eight years, became the editorial page editor.
1972-1979 – He was named editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal.
1979-2002 – Served as editor of The Wall Street Journal.
1980 – Won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
1983 – Became a Vice President of Dow Jones & Co.
2001 – Bartley retired but Bartley continued to write the weekly column, "Thinking Things Over,” and penned "The Seven Fat Years: And How to Do It Again," a book on the economic policy of the Reagan administration.
2003 – Robert Leroy Bartley died on the 10th of December because of cancer.