Linton Andrews

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Sir William Linton Andrews (27 May 1886 – 27 September 1972) was a British journalist and newspaper editor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Andrews was born in Kingston upon Hull on 27 May 1886. He was the son of William Andrews and Jeanie Leslie Andrews.[2] He was educated at Hull Grammar School.[3] He was married to Gertrude Douglas.[4] He died on 27 September 1972, aged 86.[2]


His first stint of journalism was for the Sheffield Telegraph.[5] He worked as a journalist for a number of local newspapers.[3] He became editor of the Leeds Mercury from 1923 until it merged with the Yorkshire Post in 1939. He then succeeded Arthur Mann as editor of the Yorkshire Post.[3]


Andrews was a president of the Guild of British Newspaper Editors. He was also a founder member of the Press Council, and served as its Chairman between 1955–1959.[6]

Andrews was knighted in 1954.[5]


  1. ^ Archives, The National. "The Discovery Service". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Sir Linton Andrews". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Letters and papers of Sir William Linton Andrews - Archives Hub". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Andrews, William Linton, Sir, 1886-1972". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ a b "William Linton Andrews correspondence and papers - Leeds University Library". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  6. ^ The Press and the People. London: General Council of the Press. 1959.

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Preceded by Editor of the Yorkshire Post
Succeeded by
Kenneth Young