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Dabney, Virginius

Born: 1901 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Editors, Historian

US historian and newspaper editor

 

1901 – Born on 8th of February, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where his father was a history professor.

 

Educated at Episcopal High School in Alexandria Virginia and at the University of Virginia.

 

1922 – He went to work in Richmond, Virginia as a journalist at the Richmond News-Leader

 

1928 – He left the News-Leader for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

 

1934 – Became Chief Editorial Writer.

 

1936-1969 – Served as editor of Richmond Times-Dispatch.

 

1946 – Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing (for editorials opposing poll tax and segregation of public transportation)

 

1957-1957 – served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1957-58.

 

1995 – Virginius Dabney died on 28th of December.

 

He was the opponent of segregation.