Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lieutenant Osborn Elliott


Fast Facts about Lieutenant Osborn Elliott

  • Born October 25th 1924, in New York, NY
  • Started a home newspaper at 8
  • Attended  ST Paul's School in Concord NH
  • Graduated from Harvard
  • Served in the US Navy during WWII, in the Pacific, aboard the heavy cruiser Boston
  • Started  journalism career at Journal of Commerce
  • Also worked at Time
  • Moved to Newsweek in 1955
  • Introduced By-lines
  • Newsweek's Editor in Chief by 1969
  • 1975 he founded the Citizen's Committee for New York City with Senator Jacob Javits
  • 1976 became the Deputy Mayor of New York
  • 1978 named Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  • 1980 wrote his autobiography "The World of Oz"
  • Died September 28th 2008, in New York City NY
  • The Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Asian Journalism was named in his honor


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