Dick Dinsdale

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Richard Lewis Dinsdale (23 June 1907 – 2 December 1995), known as Dick Dinsdale, was a British newspaper editor.

Dinsdale grew up in Kingston upon Hull, and attended Hull Technical College, before joining the Hull Daily Mail as a reporter, in 1926. He then moved into sub-editing, working at the Newcastle Evening World, Manchester Evening News, Daily Express, Evening News and the Daily Mirror, then for the War Service during World War II. He returned to the Mirror after the war, rising to become Deputy Editor in 1955. In 1961, he was moved to the Daily Herald, serving as its final Deputy Editor, and as the first Deputy Editor of The Sun. In 1965, he was promoted to become Editor of the newspaper, remaining in post until 1969. He then served as Chairman of West of England Newspapers, retiring in 1972.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DINSDALE, Richard Lewis", Who's Who
Media offices
Preceded by
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Deputy Editor of the Daily Herald
1955–1961
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Preceded by
Geoffrey Pinnington
Deputy Editor of the Daily Herald
1961–1964
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Position abolished
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New position
Deputy Editor of The Sun
1964–1965
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Preceded by
Sydney Jacobson
Editor of The Sun
1965–1969
Succeeded by
Larry Lamb