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|Joseph Hudson Short, Jr|
Short with President Truman in Key West
|4th White House Press Secretary|
December 5, 1950 – September 18, 1952
|President||Harry S. Truman|
|Preceded by||Stephen Early (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Roger Tubby|
Joseph Hudson Short, Jr|
February 11, 1904
Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
September 18, 1952 (aged 48)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Beth Campbell (1937–1952)|
|Education||Virginia Military Institute (BA)|
Joseph Hudson Short, Jr. (February 11, 1904 – September 18, 1952) was the fourth White House Press Secretary from 1950 to 1952 and served under President Harry S. Truman. Previously, he had worked as Washington correspondent for various media.
- 1904 (February 11) Born, Vicksburg, Mississippi
- 1925 A.B., Virginia Military Institute
- 1925-1929 Reporter in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana
- 1929-1931 Correspondent for the Associated Press, Richmond, Virginia Bureau
- 1931-1941 Correspondent for the Associated Press, Washington, D.C. Bureau
- 1937 (December 27) Married Beth Campbell
- 1941-1943 Correspondent for the Chicago Sun, Washington, D.C.
- 1943-1950 Correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, Washington, D.C.
- 1950-1952 Press Secretary to the President
- 1952 (September 18) Died, Washington, D.C
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