Книга: George W. Shannon «The Stained Glass Garden: Projects&Patterns»

The Stained Glass Garden: Projects&Patterns

Производитель: "Sterling Publishing"

Grow a glass garden and beautify any space with the exquisite decorative items you ve created. George W. Shannon and Pat Torlen, two master teachers and artists who run the On The Edge Glass Studio, offer an array of glorious patterns for stained glass flowers, butterflies, birds, birdfeeders, planters, lanterns, and mobiles. Using dozens of close-up photos, they teach all the basics of both copper foil and lead came construction, from materials and tools to how-to techniques.

Издательство: "Sterling Publishing" (2007)

ISBN: 978-1-895569-57-5

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George W. Shannon

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name = George Washington Shannon

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birth_date = birth date |1914|2|20|
birth_place = El Dorado, Arkansas, USA
death_place = Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
death_date= death date and age|1998|4|25|1914|2|20|
nationality = American
occupation = Newspaper editor and journalist
spouse = Sidney Anita "Nita" Pearce Shannon (1906-1996)
children = No children
burial =
religion =Baptist
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footnotes = Shreveport's most conservative journalist from 1953 to 1971

George Washington Shannon (February 20, 1914 - April 25, 1998) was a conservative Louisiana journalist.

Shannon was born in El Dorado, the seat of Union County, in southern Arkansas. He began his career as a reporter and sports editor at the "El Dorado News-Times", one of the Clyde E. Palmer newspapers (since WEHCO Media, Inc.). In 1935, he joined the staff of the "Shreveport Times", a morning daily, and became assistant city editor. In 1938, he was hired by the "Alexandria Daily Town Talk", then an afternoon daily and Sunday morning publication and the largest newspaper in central Louisiana. The veteran Alexandria editor, Adras LaBorde, came to "The Town Talk" after Shannon had already left.

Shannon's career was interrupted by service in the U.S. Army in World War II. After the war, he joined the staff of the now defunct "Shreveport Journal", an afternoon Monday-Saturday daily. Shannon was named "Journal" editor in July 1953 and retained that position until April 1971. At the time, the paper was owned by the family of the publisher Douglas F. Attaway (1910-1994), and it espoused staunchly conservative editorials.

Shannon urged the South to leave the Democratic Party. He first proposed "free electors" in 1964, but then editorially endorsed Republican presidential nominee Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona in the latter's ill-fated race against U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. The "Journal" opposed most policies of the John F. Kennedy and Johnson presidencies. In 1968, the paper endorsed the American Independent Party presidential candidate, then former Governor George Corley Wallace, Jr., of Alabama, who won Louisiana's ten electoral votes by plurality. Wallace came to Shreveport in 1971 to speak at Shannon's "appreciation dinner".

Even in state politics, Shannon broke with the Democrats in the 1964 gubernatorial general election, when the "Journal" urged support for the conservative Republican candidate Charlton Havard Lyons, Sr., of Shreveport. Lyons ran strongly in northwest Louisiana but was decisively defeated statewide by the Democrat John Julian McKeithen. Shannon, however, opposed moderate and liberal Republicans, whose presence in the party, he believed, served to discourage Southerners at the time from switching their partisan affiliation.

After he left the "Journal", Shannon was associated with "The Citizen", a magazine published in Jackson, Mississippi. In retirement, he returned to Shreveport.

When the Attaways sold the "Journal" to Shreveport businessman Charles T. Beaird (1922-2006), an avowed liberal Republican who had once served on the Caddo Parish Police Jury (since the Caddo Parish Commission), the editorial policy, under editor Stanley R. Tiner, a Democrat and later an unsuccessful congressional candidate, switched firmly to the political left.

Shannon's professional and civic involvements included the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Conference of Editorial Writers, and the Downtown Rotary Club of Shreveport, one of the largest civic clubs in the nation. He was also a past president of the Shreveport chapter of the Reserve Officers Association.

Shannon died of a sudden illness. Services were held in the Frost Chapel of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport on April 28, 1998.

Mrs. Shannon, the former Sidney Anita "Nita" Pearce (1906-1996), preceded her husband in death, having succumbed to complications following an accidental fall at their Shreveport residence. A native of Bunkie in Avoyelles Parish, she graduated from Bunkie High School and attended Alexandria Business College. The Shannons met while they were both living in Alexandria. Services for Mrs. Shannon were held on May 8, 1996, also at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, with the Reverend Dr. Jon Stubblefield officiating.

In 1962, the couple sued the Shreveport Transit Co. after Mrs. Shannon was injured on a municipal trolley. They collected some $12,000 for pain and medical bills but tried to amend the suit to claim $30,000. At the time of the accident, a student driver was behind the wheel of the trolley.

The Shannons had no children. They are buried in Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport.

Shannon's archival materials are at the Noel Memorial Library of Louisiana State University in Shreveport.


George Shannon obituary, "Shreveport Times", April 27, 1998


"Shannon v. Shreveport Transit Co.", 149 So.2d 206 (La. App. 2 Cir., 1963)



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