Papers of Neil Morgan, prominent San Diego columnist, writer, editor, and civic commentator, who is best known for his column
"Neil Morgan" that appeared in the
San Diego Evening Tribune (1961-1992) and the
San Diego Union (1992-2004).
Neil Bowen Morgan was born in Smithfield, North Carolina, in 1924. He attended Wake Forest University where he edited the
student magazine The Student. During his junior and senior years he worked as the assistant state news editor for the Raleigh News and Observer. Morgan graduated in 1943, at the age of 19, and was called up for military service into the Naval Air Corps training program
in September 1944. He entered the U.S. Navy's three-month ensign school at Coral Gables, Florida, and was sent to the Western
Pacific Command. He came to San Diego when the war ended, finished his military service at the Camp Kearny Naval Auxiliary
Air Station, now Miramar, and was released from duty on March 15, 1946.
41.9 Linear feet
(21 records cartons, 29 archive boxes, 4 card file boxes, and 6 oversize folders)
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