In Memoriam: Dozier Copeland Cade

 

Dozier Copeland Cade, director of the School of Journalism from 1972 to 1978, died Saturday, April 12, in Nashville.

Cade came to UT from Georgia State University, where he served as chairman of the Department of Journalism. He was on the faculties of Northwestern University, Emory University, and the University of Alabama before coming to Georgia State in 1956.

He earned a doctorate in journalism from the University of Iowa in 1954, a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 1940, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama in 1939.

Cade was born in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1917.

During World War II, Cade served with the OSS in China, and retired from the US Army as a full colonel.

He was assistant city editor of the Atlanta Journal and a copy editor on the Chicago Daily News.

After he retired from UT, Cade and his wife, Kay, moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.  He wrote a memoir about growing up in Eufaula, Mama Was My Teacher: Growing Up in a Small Southern Town, published in 2004.

“Dr. Cade was a true gentleman and a journalist from the old school. He preached accuracy and integrity. When I joined the faculty in 1977 he told me the students were counting on us to give them a good start in their careers. He set a high standard for faculty and students,” said Paul Ashdown, professor emeritus of journalism and electronic media.

A Memorial Service celebrating Cade’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Hillsboro Presbyterian Church, 5820 Hillsboro Road, Nashville.

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