Charlie Blair

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Charles William "Charlie" Blair Jr (born January 11, 1942; died April 15, 2008) was an editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald from 1967 to 2005.

Blair graduated from Ramsay High School and was a political science major at the University of Alabama. He joined the Post-Herald staff in January 1967 shortly after leaving the U. S. Air Force. Blair became city editor where he was known for his flashy thrift-store wardrobe, occasional outbursts, and his sure eye for copy. He was especially valued as an encyclopedic resource for Birmingham history until the paper folded, forcing his retirement, in 2005.

References

  • Gray, Jeremy (June 1, 2008) "Post-Herald's colorful character." Birmingham News
  • Charles William Blair, Jr obituary (May 11, 2008) Birmingham News

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