Blackford, Staige D(avis) 1931-2003
BLACKFORD, Staige D(avis) 1931-2003
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born January 3, 1931, in Charlottesville, VA; died in an automobile accident June 23, 2003, in Charlottesville, VA. Journalist, editor, and author. Blackford was most well known for his editorship of the prestigious Virginia Quarterly Review. A graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.A. in 1952, he received a second bachelor's degree from Oxford University in 1954 as a Rhodes scholar. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, he worked as a research director of the Southern Regional Council in Atlanta, Georgia in the early 1960s and as a political reporter for the Norfolk, Virginia Pilot from 1964 to 1969. During the 1970s Blackford was the Virginia governor's press secretary and also served as a secretary to two presidents of the University of Virginia. In 1975 he became editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, a highly respected literary journal that he edited for the next twenty-nine years. When he died in a car crash Blackford was one week away from retirement.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
New York Times, June 25, 2003, p. A25.
Washington Post, June 25, 2003, p. B7.
"Blackford, Staige D(avis) 1931-2003." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (March 26, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/blackford-staige-davis-1931-2003
"Blackford, Staige D(avis) 1931-2003." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved March 26, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/blackford-staige-davis-1931-2003
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.