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Salty Old Editor: A Conversation with Charlotte Schexnayder

Charlotte Tillar Schexnayder

Charlotte Tillar Schexnayder is well known in Arkansas as an influential voice in the life and politics of the Delta, a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, and a pioneer among women in the professions of politics and journalism. She and her husband, Melvin, owned the Dumas Clarion newspaper for many years before and during her time as a state representative. Schexnayder has served as president of every professional journalism organization she has joined, including the National Federation of Press Women and the National Newspaper Association, and she was also the first female president of the Dumas Chamber of Commerce.

At Legacies & Lunch, David Stricklin, manager of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, will interview Schexnayder about her legacy of public service. Copies of her memoir, Salty Old Editor: An Adventure in Ink, published in 2012 by Butler Center Books, will be available for sale at the program; Schexnayder will sign books after her talk.