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Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970 (1891-1970) | Sargeant Memorial Collection

Name: Chambers, Lenoir, 1891-1970 (1891-1970)


Historical Note: Joseph Lenoir Chambers, Jr. was born on December 26, 1891 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army during World War I. Chambers married Roberta Burwell Strudwick on September 15, 1928 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He joined the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot in 1929 as associate editor. He became editor of the Ledger-Dispatch in 1944 and then the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot from 1950 until his retirement in 1961. Chambers won a Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing in 1960 for his articles on school desegregation. He also published a two-volume biography: Stonewall Jackson in 1959. Chambers published Salt Water and Printer's Ink in 1967. He died on January 10, 1970 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.





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