|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1894|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1964|
North Carolina, USA
The New York Times February 16, 1964
Josephus Daniels Jr. Dies at 69;
Newspaper Publisher in South
Head of News and Observer Co. in Raleigh, N.C., Was Son of Navy Secretary
Raleigh, North Carolina, February 15. Josephus Daniels Jr., Chairman of the Board of The News and Observer Publishing Company died today at the age of 69. His father, Josephus Daniels was Secretary of the Navy under President Wilson during World War I and Ambassador to Mexico under President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Mr. Daniels joined the company, publisher of The News and Observer and The Raleigh Times in 1918 and had been Board Chairman since 1959 when he retired as Business Manager. He also had been Advertising Manager and President. His father purchased The News and Observer in 1894 while he was Chief Clerk of the Department of Interior.
Mr. Daniels, a native of Washington attended the Horner Military School in Oxford and the Tome School in Port Deposit, Maryland. He left the company during both World Wars to serve in the Marine Corps. With the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I he was a Captain. He was released a Major at the end of World War II.
He had been a Director of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and in 1938 an organizer of the Carolinas Advertising Executives Association.
Mr. Daniels was President of the Raleigh Merchants Association when it sponsored the first Harvest Ball, forerunner of the Fall Debutante Ball, the official introduction to the state's society.
Among local, state and national offices he held in the American Legion were those of Commander of the Raleigh Post in 1922-1923, North Carolina Department Commander in 1935-1936, Grand Chef de Gare for the Legion's 40 and 8 in 1930-1931 and a member of the National Publications Committee from 1948 to 1952.
Mr. Daniel also belonged to the Raleigh Rotary Club and the Carolina Country Club.
Surviving are his widow, the former Evelina Foster McCauley; a son, Edgar Foster Daniels of New York and three brothers, Dr. Worth Daniels of Washington and Jonathan and Frank Daniels of Raleigh.
Josephus Daniels (1862 - 1948)
Addie Worth Bagley Daniels (1869 - 1943)
Evelina McCauley Daniels (1898 - 1990)*
Adelaide Worth Daniels (1892 - 1893)*
Josephus Daniels (1894 - 1964)
Worth Bagley Daniels (1899 - 1978)*
Jonathan Worth Daniels (1902 - 1981)*
Frank Arthur Daniels (1904 - 1986)*
Addie Bagley Daniels (1911 - 1911)*
North Carolina, USA
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Oct 23, 2008
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