Phenix, George 1938-

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Phenix, George 1938-


Born November 28, 1938, in Fort Worth, TX; son of John L. Phenix (a painter) and Gladys Simmons (a nurse); married; wife's name Jann (divorced, 1986); married Lyn Ellen Lacy (a writer); children: Steven, Leann, Billy, Maggie Phenix Baker. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: Attended Texas Tech University and University of Texas. Politics: Independent. Religion: "Independent."


Home—Austsin, TX. E-mail—[email protected].


KRLO-TV, Dallas, TX, reporter, 1963-64; Texas Municipal League, Austin, assistant editor of government relations, 1964-69; executive assistant to a U.S. senator and member of House of Representatives, Washington, DC, between 1964 and 1976; publisher of Texas Weekly and seven other weekly newspapers, 1984-2006.


(With Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, and Wes Wise) When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963, Taylor Trade Publishing (Lanham, MD), 2005.


George Phenix told CA: "I've been in press or politics all my life—well, since the fifth grade, [when] I published my first newspaper. I could never go straight after that experience.

I've only written one book, and it is my favorite, so far. The most surprising thing about writing is that people will read it. I hope our book will be helpful to journalists, historians, and the Warren Commission. We wrote our book for history, for journalism, and for the president's family."