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Howell, Clark

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1936 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist, Writers

1863 – Clark Howell, Born on the 21st of September in South Carolina. He was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper man and politician from the state of Georgia.

1883 – Attended the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree.

1884 – He returned to Atlanta and worked as a reporter at the Atlanta Constitution where his father was editor-in-chief and a principal stock holder.

1886 – He was elected to three terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and served as speaker for one term.

1897 – He eventually succeeded his father as editor-in-chief upon the elder Howell’s retirement.

1900 – He was elected one of the original directors of the Associated Press, a position he maintained the rest of his life. 

       – He was elected to the Georgia Senate where he served consecutive two-years terms and was the President of that body during the latter term.

1906 – He was defeated in the contentious democratic Georgia gubernatorial race won by Hoke Smith, owner of the rival Atlanta Journal newspaper.

1922 – Founded WGST (Georgia School of Technology) as a gift to the Georgia Institute of Technology.

1931 – Won the Pulitzer Prize for his series exposing the Atlanta graft ring which led to six indictments and the downfall of Mayor I.N. Ragsdale’s political career.

1934 – President Roosevelt named to a commission in the wake of the Air Mail Scandal and appointed him chairman of the commission to study aviation in foreign countries.

1935 – The French government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.

1936 – Died on the 14th of November.