Location: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
George Richard Melloan, Author, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing.
When Mr. Melloan was 12 years old, he set his sights on becoming a writer and never looked back. He obtained his first professional position as a reporter with the Logansport Press in 1950, and his second as a reporter with the Muncie Press in 1951. Mr. Melloan landed a spot as a reporter with the Wall Street Journal in 1952, and he quickly realized he had found his niche. Over the years, he served the paper as a bureau manager, page one editor, foreign correspondent, editorial writer, deputy editor, and op-ed columnist. He officially retired from journalism in 2006.
Now, Mr. Melloan is focusing his writing in another industry: Books. He has authored four books on scare politics to date, with “Free People, Free Markets: How the Wall Street Journal Opinion Pages Shaped America,” being his most recent. The 2017 publication documents the history of opinion writing in the Wall Street Journal, dating back to the founder of the Dow Jones, Charles Dow. Prior releases include “When the New Deal Came to Town: A Snapshot of a Place and Time with Lessons for Today” in 2016, and “The Great Money Binge: Spending Our Way to Socialism” in 2009, as well as “The Carter Economy,” which he coauthored with his wife in 1978. He is currently working on his fifth book on scare politics, expected to be published in late 2018.
Mr. Melloan prepared for his career by earning a Bachelor of Science from Butler University in 1950, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in 1946 and 1947. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Dutch Treat Club, and the Echo Lake Country Club. In recognition of his efforts, he was honored with the Daily Gleaner Award from the Inter American Press Association in 1987 and 1983, and the Gerald Loeb Award from the G. & R. Loeb Foundation in 1981.
When Mr. Melloan isn’t working, he enjoys traveling, hiking, golf, and photography.
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