Percy Cudlipp(1905-1962), Journalist
Sitter in 13 portraits
Cudlipp left school in 1918 at the age of thirteen so that he could start working on the South Wales Echo. After a year in Manchester reporting for the Evening Chronicle he moved in 1925 to London as drama critic and humorous columnist on the Sunday News. By the age of twenty-seven, in 1933, Cudlipp was appointed editor of the Standard; the youngest ever editor of a British national newspaper. In 1938 he joined the Daily Herald as editorial manager and became its editor two years later; a post he retained until 1953. In 1956 he became the founder editor of the New Scientist. His two brothers, Hugh and Reginald, also became editors of national newspapers.
by Jack Esten, for Daily Herald
bromide press print, 4 October 1943
- Hugh Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (brother)
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