Edwin Leland James

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Edwin Leland James
Born Edward Leland James
(1890-06-25)June 25, 1890
Irvington, Virginia, U.S.
Died December 3, 1951(1951-12-03) (aged 61)
New York City, New York
Education Randolph–Macon College
Occupation
Years active 1910–1951
Spouse(s) Simone James (née Tremoulet)

Edwin Leland James (June 25, 1890 – December 3, 1951) was an American journalist and war correspondent who covered World War I and served as the chief European correspondent for The New York Times after the war. He worked as the paper's managing editor from 1932 until his death, during which time he continued to cover international affairs.

James was born in Irvington, Virginia in 1890. He received a bachelor's degree from Randolph–Macon College in 1909. From 1910 to 1912 he worked as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, and went on to join the Pittsburgh Dispatch as an assistant news editor. In 1915 he joined The New York Times as a copy editor and quickly became a reporter. He was appointed as the Paris correspondent and covered on the war in Europe.[1][2]

After the war he worked as the Times' chief European correspondent and reported from across the continent. He covered the rise of fascism in Italy and conducted several interviews with Benito Mussolini.[3] In 1932 he became managing editor and expanded the New York Times International Edition.[4]

He was the first cousin of Russell Baker's mother.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Edwin L. James Dies at 61; The Times' Managing Editor; Won Fame as Correspondent". The New York Times. December 4, 1951. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  2. ^ James, Edwin L. (16 July 1918). "Americans Drive Germans Back Over Marne: Take 1,000 Prisoners and Check Big Drive: German Attack on a 60-Mile Front Fails". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Diggins, John Patrick (1972). Mussolini and Fascism: The View from America. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 24. ISBN 1400868068. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Edwin L. James Dies at 61; The Times' Managing Editor; Won Fame as Correspondent". The New York Times. December 4, 1951. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ Just, Ward (May 28, 1989). "Still Growing Up: A Reporter's Journey". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2017.  A book review.