William Archer Sholto Douglas

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William Archer Sholto Douglas (1886-1951), Irish newspaperman, historian. Member American Legion, British Legion, American War Corrs. Association, Sigma Delta Chi.

William Archer Sholto Douglas was born on April 6, 1886 in Dervock, Ireland. Son of Richard and Julia Lever (Bonorandi) Douglas. He was a student at Foyle College, Ireland and Bedford School, England.

William A. S. Came to the United States, 1908, naturalized, 1913. Began as reporter with Philadelphia North American, 1909.

Successively with New York Journal, New York Herald, Dallas News, Houston Post. Editor Pathe News, 1913-1914. Official motion picture cameraman to Meixican government, 1923-1924.

With Baltimore Sun, 1925, Washington correspondent, 1927-1928, London correspondent, 1928-1929. Chicago correspondent Baltimore Sun, New York Herald Tribune, Boston Herald, 1931-1933. Universal News correspondent in Europe, 1935, Chicago Herald-Examiner, 1936, Washington Times-Herald, 1937-1940.

Correspondent European war zone, 1939-1940, 1944-1945. Editorial writer and columnist Chicago Sun, 1941-1946. Injured in action. In British Army, advancing from bugler to captain, served as sergeant-major Engineer corpus, United States army, later captain Tank Corps, World War I.

Commander artillery, rebel army, Port au Prince, Haiti, 1907.

1 son, Edward Gerard. Children by previous marriage—Richard Maginis (United States Army Air Force),

See also:
•  Douglas of Devrock


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