Sherrod, Robert Lee, 1909-1994

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From the description of Reminiscences of Robert Lee Sherrod : oral history, 1972. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528205

Robert Lee Sherrod (1909-1994) was an American war correspondent, editor, and author. Born on February 8, 1909 in Thomas County, Georgia, he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1929 and began his newspaper career (1929-1935) as a reporter for various newspapers in the south. From 1935-1952, he served with Time and Life magazines as their Washington correspondent, associate editor and War and Far East Correspondent. From 1952-1966, he worked for the Saturday Evening Post as magazine editor, editor and editor-at-large. In 1965, he also took on the responsibilities of editorial coordinator for the Curtis Publishing Company and was named its vice-president in 1965.

Sherrod covered several battles during World War II, and went ashore with the U.S. Marines at the Battle of Tarawa, an experience narrated in his book Tarawa: the story of a Battle (1944). The U. S. Navy Department commended Mr. Sherrod at the Battle of Attu and at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. In 1944, he was the recipient of the Headlines Club award for war reporting. He also received the Benjamin Franklin award in 1954, and the Overseas Press Club Certificate in 1955.

Sherrod's other books include On to Westward: the Battles of Saipan and Iwo Jima (1945), and History of Marine Corps Aviation in World War II (1952). He co-authored the text for Life's Picture History of World War II (1950) and Kobonshi's Picture History of the Pacific War in Japanese.

Sherrod's first wife, Elizabeth Hudson, whom he married in 1936, died in 1958, leaving two children, John and Robert Lee. In 1961 Mr. Sherrod married Margaret C. Ruff; after their divorce in 1972 he married Mary Gay Labrot Leonhardt, who died in 1978.

From the guide to the Robert Lee Sherrod Papers, 1910-1963, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966. Papers of Louis Arthur Johnson [manuscript] 1930-64. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robert Lee Sherrod Papers, 1910-1963 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Sherrod, Robert Lee, 1909-. Reminiscences of Robert Lee Sherrod : oral history, 1972. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Pineau, Roger, 1916-. Papers, 1860-1993. Naval War College, Henry E. Eccles Library
referencedIn Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers, 1900-1988 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Agee, James, 1909-1955 person
associatedWith Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre, 1884-1981 person
associatedWith Baldwin, Hanson Weightman, 1903-1991. person
associatedWith Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981 person
associatedWith Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972 person
associatedWith Clark, Mark W. (Mark Wayne), 1896-1984 person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Forrestal, James, 1892-1949 person
associatedWith Frick, Ford C. person
associatedWith Gellhorn, Martha, 1908-1998 person
associatedWith Henle, Raymond, 1899-1974 person
associatedWith Johnson, Louis Arthur, 1891-1966. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 person
associatedWith Luce, Henry Robinson, 1898-1967 person
associatedWith Luter, John, person
associatedWith Manning, Robert, 1919- person
associatedWith Martin, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1884-1968 person
associatedWith McBride, Mary Margaret, 1899-1976 person
associatedWith Menninger, William Claire, 1899-1966 person
associatedWith Mydans, Carl. person
associatedWith Neuberger, Richard L. (Richard Lewis), 1912-1960 person
associatedWith Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 person
associatedWith Pineau, Roger, 1916- person
associatedWith Radford, Arthur William. person
associatedWith Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961 person
associatedWith Reischauer, Haru Matsukata, 1915- person
associatedWith Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991 person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007 person
associatedWith Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992 person
associatedWith Shoup, David M. (David Monroe), 1904-1983 person
associatedWith Smith, Holland M. (Holland McTyeire), 1882-1967 person
associatedWith Time, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith Wead, Frank W. (Frank Wilber), 1895-1947 person
associatedWith Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Military history
Korean War, 1950-1953
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
War correspondents
War correspondents


Birth 1909-02-08

Death 1994-02-13




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