Lewis, Fulton, 1903-1966

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Fulton Lewis, Jr. (1903-1966) was an American television and radio commentator and columnist. Born in Washington, D.C.. April 30, 1903 to Fulton and Elizabeth Lewis, he was educated at Western High School, Washington, D.C., and attended the University of Virginia. On June 28, 1930, he married Alice Huston.

Fulton Lewis began his career as a reporter for the Washington Herald in 1924, where he later became the city editor. He worked with the Washington Bureau, Universal Service, and International News Service from 1928-1937. He was the nightly news commentator on national affairs with the Mutual Broadcasting System since December of 1937; at his commercial peak, Lewis was heard on more than 500 radio stations and boasted a weekly audience of sixteen million listeners.

In 1945 Lewis was a war correspondent. He wrote a weekly column for the King Features Syndicate from 1944-1945, called "Fulton Lewis, Jr. Says". Mr. Lewis was active in securing radio galleries in the House and Senate, so that radio would have the same rights as the newspaper. In 1939 and 1940, Mr. Lewis was chosen as one of America's Ten Outstanding Young Men.

His many awards include: Alfred I. DuPont and Sigma Delta Chi Radio Commentator Award (1942) and the Fourth Estate Award American Legion (1962). Mr. Lewis was the founder and president of the Radio Correspondence Association. He was a member of Sigma Nu, Episcopalian Clubs, Cosmos, Chevy Chase, and National Press. Mr. Lewis had his office at the National Press Building, Suite 627, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Fulton Lewis Jr. Papers, 1920-1968, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Fund for the Republic Records, 1928-1964, 1952-1961 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
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referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers, 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
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referencedIn Childs, Marquis William, 1903-. Papers, 1919-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 person
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associatedWith Keedick, Lee. person
associatedWith Kramer, Arthur W., 1906-1998. person
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associatedWith Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960. person
associatedWith Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973 person
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associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Sockman, Ralph W. (Ralph Washington), 1889-1970 person
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associatedWith Symington, Stuart, 1901- person
associatedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954 person
associatedWith Tydings, Millard E. (Millard Evelyn), 1890-1961. person
associatedWith Vandenberg, Arthur H. (Arthur Hendrick), 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Wallace, Mike, 1918- person
associatedWith Wheeler, Burton K. (Burton Kendall), 1882-1975 person
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Death 1966

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