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Chester L Washington
Birth: Apr. 13, 1902
Death: Aug. 31, 1983

Journalist and newspaper publisher. Chester Lloyd Washington, Jr. began his career in the 1920's as a journalist in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 1955, he became one of the first African-American reporters for a daily newspaper in Los Angeles, when he was hired by the Mirror-News. When the paper closed its doors in 1962, he went to work for the Los Angeles Sentinel, the city's largest black-owned weekly, where he became editor in charge. Four years later, he began his publishing career with the purchase of the Central News and Southwest News, two weeklies in Los Angeles. Over the course of several years, Washington purchased a number of additional papers to create the 13-newspaper Central News-Wave Publications. On March 18, 1982, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn dedicated the former Western Avenue Golf Course in West Athens, California as the Chester L. Washington Golf Course, in his honor. (bio by: R Wheaton) 
 
Burial:
Lincoln Memorial Park
Carson
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: North side of mausoleum, 11th column from left
 
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Originally Created by: R Wheaton
Record added: Jul 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40044862
Chester L Washington
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