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Evans, Joseph E.



  • Existence: 1919-1971


Joseph Early Evans (1919 -- 1971) was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He was an alumnus of Loras College, the University of Southern California, and the University of Iowa. He earned both a B.A. and M.A. at Iowa.   After serving in the Army during W.W.II, Evans began writing for The Wall Street Journal in 1946. One of his first assignments was as a foreign correspondent covering Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. In 1950 he was appointed foreign editor and two years later he took over as chief of the Journal's Washington bureau. By 1953 he was an associate editor, and in 1965 he was named the Journal's Senior Associate Editor. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s he made extensive reporting tours of places such as the Soviet Union, India, Africa, and South America. Evans became the editor of the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal in 1970.   Joseph E. Evans was honored with many awards during his career. While still in college, he was awarded the Irving Babbitt Memorial Prize for literary criticism. He later received the Silurian Society Award for editorial writing five times, the Freedom Foundations Award three times, and the Distinguished Service Award of the American Artists Professional League.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Joseph E. Evans Papers

Identifier: MsC0275

Editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal. Correspondence, clippings and photographs relating to his editorial work, his experience in World War II, and his days as a graduate student at the University of Iowa.

Dates: 1935-1971