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Daniels, Jonathan Worth

Jonathan Worth Daniels, 1902–81, American newspaper editor and author, b. Raleigh, N.C. In 1925 he joined the staff of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, edited by his father, Josephus Daniels. He edited the paper (1933–1942) while his father was ambassador to Mexico, and succeeded to the editorship after Josephus Daniels's death in 1948. The paper reflected his Southern liberal views. Daniels held various official posts, including administrative assistant to President F. D. Roosevelt (1943–45) and U.S. member (1947–53) of the United Nations subcommittee on prevention of discrimination and protection of minorities. He contributed widely to periodicals and wrote a novel, Clash of Angels (1930); reportorial books, A Southerner Discovers the South (1938) and Frontier on the Potomac (1946); a biography of Truman (1950); and several histories, including The Time Between the Wars: Armistice to Pearl Harbor (1966).

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