Harry S. Ashmore

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Harry S. Ashmore (1916-1998) "was a Pulitzer-Prize-winning editor and author who was associated with Robert Maynard Hutchins and his Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions from its inception. In 1954, when he was executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, he joined the Board of Directors of the Fund for the Republic, which in 1959 established the Center. He joined Hutchins in Santa Barbara that year. As executive vice-president and president, he served as chief operating officer until 1973 and continued as a Senior Fellow and board member until the Fund was liquidated in 1979. He authored many books, including Hearts and Minds: The Anatomy of Racism from Roosevelt to Reagan (McGraw-Hill)." [1]

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