Cogley, John

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Journalist; editor of the Chicago Catholic Worker (1938-1941); founding editor of Today, published in Chicago for Catholic students (1946-1948); editor (1949-1954) and columnist (1949-1964) for Commonweal; correspondent for Religious News Service at the Second Vatican Council (1964); and religious news editor at the New York Times (1965-1967).

Cogley also served as project director at the Fund for the Republic, later called the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (1955-1964 and 1967-1974); and as an aide to John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign (1960). He converted from Roman Catholicism to the Episcopal Church in 1973.

From the description of Papers, 1938-1978. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 25325458

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referencedIn Moore, Nina Polcyn. Papers, 1931-1979. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn Fund for the Republic. Fund for the Republic archives, 1928-1964 (bulk 1952-1961). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Cogley, John. Papers, 1938-1978. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Records, 1952-1991. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
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associatedWith Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. corporateBody
associatedWith Fund for the Republic. corporateBody
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Moore, Nina Polcyn. person
associatedWith Vatican Council 1962-1965) corporateBody
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United States
Church and the press
Journalism, Religious
Religion and the press


Active 1938

Active 1978



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