Ogden, Warren C. | Tulane University Special Collections

Name: Ogden, Warren C.


Historical Note:

Warren C. Ogden Ogden, a native of Columbus, Mississippi, was born in December 1904. He attended Davidson College and the University of North Carolina and went on to earn a master’s degree from Duke University. During World War II, he became a chief petty officer in volunteer port security. He started working for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1931 as a reporter and later as the Sunday editor. In 1946, he became the first editor of the newspaper’s DIXIE Roto magazine, which he ran until his retirement in the mid-1960s. Ogden taught journalism at Tulane University for several years and married Frances Johnston Ogden, with whom he had two children.

Ogden retired in 1965 but remained active in the community and academia. He became a member of Big Brothers of America and continued to give lectures throughout New Orleans. He passed away on July 2, 1989.

Sources: Manuscripts Collection 329
Note Author: LAC Group





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