Thursday, August 25, 2011

renowned editors of canadian newspapers: george mccullagh

George McCullagh

Discovered deep in the stacks of the University of Guelph's library: a pamphlet published by the Thomson newspaper chain circa 1959 spotlighting major editors of the past.

This particular profile glosses over the darker edges of George McCullagh's life: depression, an early battle with the bottle, the political naivete demonstrated in his radio broadcasts, the misadventure of the Leadership League, a thirst for power, and the exact nature of his death (heart attack or suicide?). Whatever your verdict of him is, McCullagh packed an awful lot into 47 years before flaming out.

LINK: An old Historicist piece surveying McCullagh's life.

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