The Press: General Lee's Spokesman

Editor Douglas Southall Freeman last week celebrated his 3Oth anniversary as editorialist of the Richmond News Leader. In Richmond, as in many a Southern city, newspaper editorials are read and solemnly debated. Many a dinner table rings with arguments over what Virginius Dabney said this morning in the Times-Dispatch, what Douglas Freeman wrote in this afternoon's News Leader. Today few papers in the U. S. have such an editor as Freeman.

To Douglas Freeman, whose biography of Robert E. Lee won a Pulitzer Prize in 1934, the great Commander in Chief of the Confederacy...

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