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Charles Smith GOSLEE (FAMOUS)

Greenwood Cemetery
Garland County,
Arkansas

PRESS SECRETARY FOR GOVERNOR OF ARKANSAS
19 September 1884 – 29 February 1952

Charles Smith Goslee was born in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Ferdinand Goslee and Rose A. Smith, and grandson of Dr. Samuel Goslee and Sarah “Sallie” Elizabeth Smith, and Judge Henry C. and Rosana Smith. His father Thomas, a Police Sergeant, was killed in a tragic shootout in Hot Springs in March 1899. Charles had been editor of Hot Springs New Era and Sentinel Record and later served as business manager. He was president of the Arkansas Press Association in 1927 and had been a member of the association’s board for many years, retiring in 1948. He also was active in Associated Press affairs in Arkansas and helped form the first AP organization. Goslee served for two years as press secretary to Gov. Homer M. Adkins, 1942-1944. He also had been a member of the Hot Springs City Council and was active in civic affairs in Hot Springs where he was born and reared. He died at age 67, at Leo N. Levi Hospital three weeks after a severe heart attack.

Ref:NewspaperArchive.com, Northwest Arkansas Times, February 29, 1952, page 2 (accessed October 22, 2008)
Ref:Ancestry.com, Historical Records (accessed October 2008)

Son of Thomas Ferdinand Goslee (Public Servant).

Photograph courtesy of Patti Hays.

Contributed on 10/22/08 by mitzibitzi2
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Record #: 83738

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Submitted: 10/22/08 • Approved: 7/4/11 • Last Updated: 8/16/12 • R83738-G0-S3

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