Harry J. Middleton, American writer and library director, Died at 95


Harry Joseph Middleton, Jr. was born on October 24, 1921, in Centerville, Iowa and died on January 20, 2017.

He was an American journalist, author, and library director.

Middleton served as Lyndon B. Johnson’s Presidential speech writer and staff assistant from 1967 to 1969.

After he completed a two year of study at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas from 1941-1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving in World War II and later as an officer in the Korean war.

Harry completed his education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, earning a BA in Journalism.

During his career as a professional writer, Middleton worked as a reporter for the Associated Press and a news editor for Architectural Forum and published articles and stories in Reader’s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Collier’s, Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Life Magazine.

Harry J. Middleton passed away at 95 years old.