Hauser, Charles McCorkle (Newland) 1929–2005

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Hauser, Charles McCorkle (Newland) 1929–2005

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 3, 1929, in Newton, NC; died April 17, 2005, in Chapel Hill, NC. Journalist, editor, and author. Hauser was a former executive editor of Rhode Island's Providence Journal-Bulletin. After serving in the army during the Korean War, and earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star in the process, he graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1954. While continuing to serve his country in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he eventually attained the rank of colonel, Hauser pursued a journalism career. He was a correspondent in Paris and London for United Press International from 1958 to 1960, and was a Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer in the early 1960s. In 1965 he became executive editor of the Greensboro, North Carolina, Daily News & Record, and from 1969 to 1973 served as vice president and general manager of the Norfolk Virginia-Pilot and Ledger-Star. His last full-time position was as executive editor of the Providence Journal-Bulletin, where he worked from 1973 until 1989. While in this position, Hauser was pleased that one of his reporters earned a Pulitzer, and a number of others on his staff were nominated for the honor. His name made headlines in 1985 when a federal order prohibited him from running a story about a crime boss. Hauser ran the story anyway and was cited for contempt of court. He was ordered to serve eighteen months in prison, but appeals all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court eventually exonerated him because of his first amendment rights. After retiring, Hauser worked as a consultant and occasional writer for newspapers.



Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2005, p. B8.

New York Times, April 20, 2005, p. C19.