George E. Curry, American journalist, Died at 69

George E. Curry was born on February 23, 1947, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and died on August 20, 2016.

He was an American journalist.

He was considered the “dean of black press columnists”, Curry’s weekly commentaries enjoyed wide syndication.

He attended Druid High School.

Curry was a member of the school Board of Trustee and also editor of the school paper.

Following his graduating high school, he attended Knoxville College in Tennessee.

Curry was the quarterback and co-captain of the football team and the editor of the school paper for the sport section.

George studied at Yale and Harvard University during two summers while still attending Knoxville College.

During 1983, Curry joined the Chicago Tribune where he focused on the interest of the African American community.

During 1984 he covered the presidential campaign that included Jessie Jackson and vice-presidential campaigns of Geraldine Ferraro and George H. W. Bush.

In 1992, the second presidential campaign was with Bill Clinton and vice-presidential campaign of Al Gore.

During 1993, Curry published a bold depiction of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with an Aunt Jemima handkerchief on his head on the front cover.

He served as New York bureau chief as a Washington correspondent.

Curry also served as chief correspondent of Assault of Affirmative Action, a television documentary.

During May 1996, Curry published a 17-page cover story entitled, “Kemba’s Nightmare.

Curry died due to heart failure.

George E. Curry passed away at 69 years old.