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ACKERMAN, CARL WILLIAM: 1890-1970.

On Jan. 16, 1890, Carl William Ackerman was born in Richmond, Ind., the son of John F. and Mary Eggemeyer Ackerman. He married Mabel VanderHoof on May. 24, 1914. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1911 and A.M. from Earlham College and was given honorary degrees by the University of Richmond, Northwestern University, Earlham College, Columbia University, and the University of San Marcos ( Lima Peru ). From 1915 to 1931 Ackerman held the following positions: foreign correspondent for the United Press, SATURDAY EVENINO POST, and NEW YORK TIMES; director of foreign news service for the Philadelphia REPUBLIC LEDGER; and assistant to the president of General Motors Corporation. In 1931 he became dean of the graduate school of journalism at Columbia University and served until 1956. Ackerman died in 1970.

Information from Morrisson-Reeves Library, Richmond .

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