Lucian C. Warren, 1936
B.A., Denison University
District of Columbia
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 7, 1952
Lucian Crissey Warren’s work as Washington correspondent has contributed to the progress which the American press has made in the task of reporting and interpreting the news with increasing accuracy, honesty, and public responsibility.
One of the nation’s young, top-flight journalists, he joined the Buffalo Courier-Express in December 1937 as a reporter and was sent to Washington by that paper to become chief of its bureau in 1945. His fellow correspondents elected him secretary of the National Press Club in 1950, a member of its board of governors in 1951, and vice chairman of the club’s board this year.
In addition to his regular press work, he is a contributor to various magazines. A phi beta kappa at Denison, he was honored with membership to Phi Beta Kappa Associates in 1950, a group dedicated to fostering the ideals of phi beta kappa, especially through the establishment of scholarships, and limited to 200 members, among whom are Bernard Baruch, John D. Rockefeller Jr., and Nelson A. Rockefeller.