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Bernard Thomson

Bernard Thomson (Sports editor.)  Born, Point Fortune, PQ, Nov. 27, 1873; died, New York, NY, Feb. 26, 1937.)  Among the most colorful lives ever by a New York sports editor was lived by a man universally described as “self-effacing.”  Bernard William St. Denis Thomson, the son of a prominent Canadian newspaperman, was an athlete, a […]

Philip E. Burke

Philip E. Burke (Sportswriter.  Born, Yonkers, NY, May 28, 1907; died, Falls Church, VA, May 1, 1985.)  In 1927, Philip Edmund Burke became the secretary to Bernard St.J. Thompson, the sports editor of The New York Times.  Burke became assistant to the sports editor in 1931.  When he retired in 1969, he had worked under […]

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