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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.