Newspaper editor. BornРFebruary 10, 1915, Montgomery. ParentsРGrover Cleveland and Claudia (English) Hall. EducationРMontgomery public schools. After leaving school, worked as shoe salesman and held other casual employment. From 1935 until 1942, successively police reporter, political writer, and capital reporter for Montgomery Advertiser. State correspondent for Time magazine, 1939.Served in U.S. Air Force, 1942-1945. While stationed in England, contributed to Advertiser and Alabama Journal. Appointed associate editor and editorial writer for the Advertiser and Alabama Journal in 1945; editor of the Advertiser, 1948-1956; editor-in-chief, 1956-1966. Editorial page editor of the Richmond News-Leader, 1967-68; syndicated columnist for Publishers Hall Syndicate, 1968-70. Member, National Planning Association, American Society of Newspaper Editors, National Conference of Editorial Writers, and Sigma Delta Chi. National Headliner award, 1957. Died September 24, 1971.


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Daniel Hollis’s An Alabama Newspaper Tradition. University of Alabama Press, 1983.


1,000 Destroyed; the Life and Times of the 4th Fighter Group. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1946. (also published as Death Squadron. New York; Kensington Publishing, 1980.)

Mr. Tettley’s Tenants. London; S. Phillips, 1944.