Hensley, Stewart, 1913-1976

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From the description of Stewart Hensley papers, 1936-1975 (bulk 1942-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132102

Biographical Note

Stewart Hensley was born in Saguache, Colorado, in 1913. Following his graduation from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1934, he worked on several newspapers in New Mexico and Texas and served as news chief of the Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service before beginning his career with United Press Associations, later United Press International, in 1944. After a brief period on the foreign news desk in New York, he was assigned to the China-Burma-India theater as a war correspondent in 1945 and subsequently became United Press Associations manager for India. Hensley was transferred to the Washington bureau in 1947 and became chief diplomatic and State Department correspondent for United Press International in 1958, a position in which he served until his death. He reported for the United Press International from nearly fifty countries and was a familiar figure at major international conferences and on the overseas trips of American presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower through Richard M. Nixon. Hensley received the Distinguished Service in Journalism award by the University of Missouri in 1965. He died on February 15, 1976 in Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Stewart Hensley Papers, 1936-1975, (bulk 1942-1975), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Hensley, Stewart, 1913-1976. Stewart Hensley papers, 1936-1975 (bulk 1942-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Stewart Hensley Papers, 1936-1975, (bulk 1942-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928- person
correspondedWith Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994 person
associatedWith United Press Associations. corporateBody
associatedWith United Press International. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State corporateBody
correspondedWith Ziegler, Ronald L. (Ronald Louis), 1939-2003 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States


Birth 1913

Death 1976


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