Cushing, George William, 1888-1968

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News editor and vice president of Detroit, Michigan, radio station, WJR, moderator of radio program, "In Our Opinion".

From the description of George Cushing sound recordings, 1942-1955. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 639938483

Born in Brighton, Mich., Nov. 24, 1888, graduated from Brighton High School, attended Michigan State College. In 1909 became reporter for Detroit News; first editor of The Detroiter, 1915; advertising manager of Hudson Motor, 1916; in 1927 advertising manager of Graham-Paige, in 1932 advertising manager for Cosmopolitan. In 1941 became news editor of Station WJR and began weekly show of comment "In Our Opinion" which ran from Jan. 18, 1942 to June 26, 1955. Married in 1911, Clara Arkell, who died in 1959, and had two sons, Robert M. and George H. Married in 1960, Helen Gerrard. (from BHC biography file) (blue index cards)

From the description of George William Cushing papers, 1904-1959. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 317626434

Handled the publicity for the event documented in this record.

From the description of Scrapbook of George W. Cushing, 1920. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 52907303

News editor and vice president of Detroit, Michigan, radio station, WJR, moderator of radio program, "In Our Opinion."

From the description of George Cushing papers, 1942-1955. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420536

George W. Cushing, was born in Brighton, Michigan on November 25, 1888. In his career, he was both an advertising executive and a newsman. In 1909 he became a reporter on the Detroit News, also working while there in various editorial capacities. In 1912, he joined the Detroit office of the Taylor-Critchfield Advertising Agency; in 1914 he became first editor of the weekly publication of the Detroit Board of Commerce, The Detroiter .

In late 1915, Cushing was made advertising manager of the Federal Motor Truck Company, leaving here to join the Hudson Motor Car Company as advertising manager. He next helped to form the advertising agency of McKinney, Marsh and Cushing which handled advertising for the Ford Motor Company. After this he became first advertising director for the Graham-Paige Motors Corporation. He left this to become Detroit manager of Cosmopolitan Magazine for six years, and after that he was selected chief of information of the National Highway's Users Conference.

Cushing returned to Detroit in 1941 to join WJR as news editor and vice president. In 1942, he became moderator of "In Our Opinion" a weekly radio news program. He was assisted on many of the programs by regular panelists Detroit Free Press staff writers and columnists Adrian Fuller, Royce Howes, and William Coughlin. The program aired from 1942 to 1955 when Cushing retired. All together, he moderated 641 broadcasts, interviewing such guests as Senators Arthur Vandenberg and Homer Ferguson, Detroit Mayor Edward Jeffries.

In November 1954, Cushing began another series of program entitled "World Neighbors" which overlapped with "In Our Opinion" for a year.

From the guide to the George William Cushing papers and sound recordings, 1942-1955, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Cushing, George W. Scrapbook of George W. Cushing, 1920. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf George William Cushing papers and sound recordings, 1942-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Cushing, George William, 1888-1968. George Cushing sound recordings, 1942-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cushing, George W. Remonstrance of George W. Cushing & others, journeymen carriage makers, against a petition of Robert C. Kid and others to be incorporated as the Amherst Carriage Company : manuscript, 1838. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Cushing, George, 1888-. George Cushing papers, 1942-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Cushing, George William, b. 1888. George William Cushing papers, 1904-1959. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Cushing, George William, 1835-. Letters, 1851-1854. United States Military Academy, USMA Library
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associatedWith Dodero, George Anthony, 1883-1968. person
associatedWith Douglas, William O person
associatedWith Emrich, Richard S. M. (Richard Stanley Merrill), 1910- person
associatedWith Ferguson, Homer, 1889-1982. person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Godfrey, Arthur, 1903-1983. person
associatedWith Guest, Eddie person
associatedWith Heyerdahl, Thor. person
associatedWith Heyerdahl, Thor. person
associatedWith Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Kelland, Clarence Budington, 1881-1964. person
associatedWith Kelly, Harry H. person
associatedWith Kid, Robert C. person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Marshall, S. L. A. (Samuel Lyman Atwood), 1900-1977. person
associatedWith Massachusetts. General Court (1838.). Senate. corporateBody
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associatedWith Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993. person
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associatedWith Potter, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1916-1979. person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
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associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951. person
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Birth 1888-11-25

Death 1968

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