Reporter, editor, administrator. Born– September 8, 1899, in Gibson, N.C. Parents– William Ziba and Florence Gibson. Married– Virginia Elizabeth Smith, 1940. Education– University of North Carolina, B.A., 1919; Columbia University, B. Litt., 1921; Certificate of Presence, University of Paris, 1928. Worked as editorial writer, reporter, and editor for various publications in U.S. and Berlin, Germany, 1921-1937; director, division of Public Health and Education of the Alabama State Department of Health, 1937-1954; Research specialist, North Carolina State Board of Health after  1954.  Died July 16, 1966.


Contemporary Authors online.


Physician to the World; the Life of General William C. Gorgas. Durham, N.C.; Duke University Press, 1950.

Soldier in White; the Life of General George Miller Sternberg. Durham, N.C.; Duke University Press, 1958.

Soldier of the Word; the Story of the American Bible Society. New York; Coward, 1961.

Those 163 Days; Southern Account of Sherman’s March from Atlanta to Raleigh. New York; Coward, 1961.