Texas Almanac, 1964-1965 Page: 16
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Mr. Lubben joined The Dallas News in
1928. He served as a reporter for The News,
and the afternoon affiliate which it then pub-
lished, The Dallas Journal, in practically all
of the local assignments. He also was night
city editor and state editor of The News.
Transferring in 1933 to the advertising de-
partment, he became assistant advertising
manager in 1944. He was elected to the board
of directors in 1947 and became business man-
ager in 1950. His elevation to vice-president
was in 1955, and to senior vice-president in
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JOE M. DEALEY
Returning to his previous job of reporter on
The News, Joe Dealey later served as assist-
ant business news editor and assistant to the
managing editor. lie joined the executive de-
partment as assistant secretary in 1950, being
elected to the board of directors in 1952. From
1955 until 1960, he was secretary of the corpo-
ration; and has been president since 1960.
Joe A. Iubben
The senior vice-president, whose father
was general manager of The Galveston News
and secrt lar itr;easur'er of the A. It. Belo
JOE A. LUBBEN
Corporation for more than 30 years, is a na-
tive of Galveston. As a youth, Joe A. Lubben
served as a carrier of the Galveston paper
and worked in its classified advertising de-
partment. lie was educated in Galveston pub-
lic schools and the University of Texas.
L. Hen Decherd Jr.
Another native of Dallas with a lifelong
association with The News tradition is H. Ben
Decherd Jr., vice-president and secretary.
The son of the late Dr. H. B. Decherd and
Fannie Dealey Decherd, he is a graduate of
H. BEN DECHERD JR.
Vice-President and Secretary
North Dallas High School and the University
of Texas, where he was elected to the honor-
ary scholarship society, Phi Beta Kappa.
After working during summers at The
News, he joined its news staff on a full-time
basis following college graduation in 1936. He
spent six months on the Baltimore Sun during
1937, resuming his news department work on
The News in 1938. He later worked in the
advertising department before transferring to
the executive staff.
Mr. Decherd was commissioned a Second
Lieutenant at the outbreak of World War II,
rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In
1943-45, he was aide de camp to Gen. Walter
Krueger, commander of the Sixth Army, as
it played a key role in the Southwest Pacific
defeat of the Japanese.
Returning to The News Jan. 1, 1946, he was
assistant to the president, 1947-60, and ele-
vated to vice-president and secretary in 1960.
Since 1952 he has been a director of the
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Texas Almanac, 1964-1965, book, 1963; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth113807/m1/18/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.