Lenoir Chambers

Lenoir Chambers (1891-1970) was a writer, biographer and newspaper editor. In 1960, as editor of The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia (now owned by Landmark Media Enterprises), he won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for his series of editorials in favor of school desegregation, especially in Virginia. He was elected to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame in 1991.

Mr. Chambers authored Stonewall Jackson (1959), a two-volume biography of the Civil War general, and Salt Water & Printer's Ink: Norfolk and Its Newspapers (1967), a history of the newspaper industry in Norfolk. Stonewall Jackson was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1960.

As a young man in World War I, he served in 52nd Infantry, Sixth Division, American Expeditionary Forces.

Further reading

Leidhodlt, Alex, Standing Before the Shouting Mob: Lenoir Chambers and Virginia's Massive Resistance to Public School Integration (University of Alabama Press, 1997)

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