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Lenoir Chambers

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Lenoir Chambers was born in Charlotte, NC. on December 26, 1891.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1914.  He then studied journalism at Columbia.  He served as an infantry lieutenant during the First World War and later went to work for the Greensboro Daily News during the mid-1920s.  He was hired by the Virginian-Pilot as an associate editor in 1929.  He was the editor for the Ledger-Dispatch and later became an editor of the Virginian-Pilot in 1950.  Chambers became famous for having authored numerous editorials criticizing the Virginia policy of Massive Resistance during the late 1950s.  These articles later earned him a Pulitzer Prize in 1960.  His biography of Stonewall Jackson was also nominated for a Pulitzer in history.  Chamber retired from the Virginian-Pilot in 1968 and died in Norfolk in 1970.



Obituary of Lenoir Chambers, Boston Globe, January 11, 1970.  Also see Obituary of Lenoir Chambers,  New York Times, January 11, 1970 and Obituary of Lenoir Chambers, Washington Post, January 11, 1970.           

Biographical information provided by Norfolk Bureau of Cemeteries.

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