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Elmer (Holmes) Davis - Education and Early Career, The move to radio, The Office of War Information, After the War

Journalist, broadcaster, and writer, born in Aurora, Indiana, USA. A prominent radio news commentator (1939–42, 1945–53), he was noted for his straightforward style and dry humour. He headed the War Information Office during World War 2 (1942–5), and his books include Not to Mention the War (1945) and two short-story collections.

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