HALL, GROVER CLEVELAND, JR., 1915-1971

Biography:

Newspaper editor. Born– February 10, 1915, Montgomery. Parents– Grover Cleveland and Claudia (English) Hall. Education– Montgomery public schools. After leaving school, worked as shoe salesman and other casual employment. From 1935 until 1942, successively police reporter, political writer, and capital reporter for Montgomery Advertiser. 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, 1956-1971. Member, National Planning Association, American Society of Newspaper Editors, National Conference of Editorial Writers, and Sigma Delta Chi. National Headliner award, 1957.

Source:

Who Was Who in America, Vol. 5; Daniel Hollis’s An Alabama Newspaper Tradition.

Publication(s):

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.