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Editors in Chief

Until 1966, editors served terms of one year. However, some editors before then did not finish their terms. Cleve Herman (1939-40) resigned because of ill health.

From 1942 to 1947 only one editor served the entire term for which he/she was appointed (Mary Frances Touton, 1944-45) because of World War II and the postwar adjustment period. During this time, staff turnover was rapid because of demands in the military services.

The boom in USC student enrollment in the postwar period caused even more problems for staffs. Not until 1947 was calm restored.

One-semester terms were instituted for editors in 1966 because of concern over stress of the intensive job and academics of the students serving. Since the start of one-semster terms of service (1966), only three editors have been reelected to serve an additional semester, or a full year: Mike Parfit (1968-69), Leef Smith (1989-90), and Carole Cleveland (1990-91).

Here presented are the editors of the Daily Trojan from 1912 to the present:

1912-1913
W.R. LaPorte

1913-1914
Julia N. McCorkle

1914-1915
Fred Aden

1915-1916
Clifford F. Burr

1916-1917
Phillips W. Murray

1917-1918
Ruth T. Durkee

1918-1919
Raymond L. Haight

1919-1920
Tom Metcalfe

1920-1921
Charles W. Paddock

1921-1922
Carl Farman

1922-1923
Lowell E. Jessen

1923-1924
Cecil E. Carle

1924-1925
J. Marquis Busby

1925-1926
Lee Conti

1926-1927
George C. Jordan

1927-1928
Ralph Huston

1928-1929
Virgil Pinkley

1930-1931
Ray Zeman

1931-1932
Tom Patterson

1932-1933
Quentin Reger

1933-1934
Wendell Sether

1934-1935
Jack Frankish

1935-1936
Tom Lawless

1936-1937
Lionel Van Deerlin

1937-1938
John Ford Golay

1938-1939
Ben Cook

1939-1940
Cleve Herman (resigned)
Reavis Winckler

1940-1941
Stanley M. Gortikov

1941-1942
Mike Minnick

1942-1943
Sam Roeca (resigned)
Gordon Wilson
(resigned)
Bob Brandson
(resigned)

1943-1944
Robert Weide (Fall 1943)
Pat Ebey
(Spring 1944)

1944-1945
Mary Frances Touton

1945-1946
Jack Estes (Fall 1945)
William Griffith
(Spring 1946)

1946-1947
Dick Thomason (Fall 1946)
Ed Prizer
(Spring 1947)

1947-1948
Dick Eshelman

1948-1949
Gerald Maher

1949-1950
Frank Ashley (Fall 1949)
Marion Sellers
(Spring 1950)

1950-1951
Russell Ward

1951-1952
Bob Erburu

1952-1953
Chuck Sweet

1953-1954
Hank Alcouloumre

1954-1955
Charlie Barnett

1955-1956
Susanna McBee

1956-1957
Peter Synodis

1957-1958
Jerry Burns

1958-1959
Jim Bylin

1959-1960
Larry Fisher

 

1960-1961
Joe Saltzman

1961-1962
Barbara Epstein

1962-1963
Hal Drake

1963-1964
Dan Smith

1964-1965
Gregg Peterson

1965-1966
Mary Garber

1960-1961
Joe Saltzman

1961-1962
Barbara Epstein

1962-1963
Hal Drake

1963-1964
Dan Smith

1964-1965
Gregg Peterson

1965-1966
Mary Garber

1966-1967
Steve Harris (Fall 1966)
Greg Kieselmann
(Spring 1967)

1967-1968
Audrey Ramsay (did not serve)
Hal Lancaster
(Fall 1967)
Stan Metzler
(Spring 1968)

1968-1969
Mike Parfit (Fall 1968)
Mike Parfit
(Spring 1969)

1969-1970
Bill Dicke (Fall 1969)
Andy Miller
(Spring 1970)

1970-1971
Roger Smith (Fall 1970)
Bob Ingram
(Spring 1971)

1971-1972
Cathy Meyer (Fall 1971)
Rivian Taylor
(Spring 1972)

1972-1973
Rich Wiseman (Fall 1972)
Bernard Beck
(Spring 1973)

1973-1974
Michele Drake (Fall 1973)
Peter Wong
(Spring 1974)

1974-1975
Al Flores (Fall 1974)
Kari Granville
(Spring 1975)

1975-1976
Kevin McKenna
(Fall 1975)
Sherry Stern
(Spring 1976)

1976-1977
Marc Nowadnick (Fall 1976)
Cathy Taylor
(Spring 1977)

1977-1978
Tom Rosa (Fall 1977)
Stephen Sass
(Spring 1978)

1978-1979
Valerie Nelson (Fall 1978)
Richard Bozanich
(Spring 1979)

1979-1980
Michael Schroeder (Fall 1979)
Robin Oto
(Spring 1980)

1980-1981
Linda Lebovics (Fall 1980)
R. Jane Zachary
(Spring 1981)

1981-1982
James Grant (Fall 1981)
Steve Padilla
(Spring 1982)

1982-1983
Casey Wian (Fall 1982)
Mark Gill
(Spring 1983)

1983-1984
Marc Igler (Fall 1983)
Rich Ramirez
(Spring 1984)

1984-1985
Dan Janeck (Fall 1984)
Mark Ordesky
(Spring 1985)

1985-1986
Jeff Tylicki (Fall 1985)
Douglas Lytle
(Spring 1986)

1986-1987
Aaron van Curen (Fall 1986)
James Lee
(Spring 1987)

1987-1988
James Logan (Fall 1987)
Alan Robertazzi
(Spring 1988)

1988-1989
Tommy Li (Fall 1988)
Kevin Davis
(Spring 1989)

1989-1990
Leef Smith (Fall 1989)
Leef Smith
(Spring 1990)

1990-1991
Carole Cleveland (Fall 1990)
Carole Cleveland
(Spring 1991)

1991-1992
Petula Dvorak (Fall 1991)
Robin Rauzi
(Spring 1992)

1992-1993
Michael Carlson (Fall 1992)
Tracy Wilson
(Spring 1993)

1993-1994
George Stankow (Fall 1993)
Elizabeth Washburn
(Spring 1994)

1994-1995
Sean Conley (Fall 1994)
Michelle Ladd
(Spring 1995)

1995-1996
Wes Biggs (Fall 1995)
Nick Divito
(Spring 1996)

1996-1997
Melanie Asp (Fall 1996)
Victoria Manley
(Spring 1997)

1997-1998
Jennifer Hamm (Fall 1997)
Kamron Barron
(Spring 1998)

1998-1999
Elisa Ung (Fall 1998)
Jin Whang
(Spring 1999)

1999-2000
David Khalaf (Fall 1999)
Claire Luna
(Spring 2000)

2000-2001
Christine Frey (Fall 2000)
Scott A. Smith
(Spring 2001)

2001-2002
Meredith Cooper (Fall 2001)
Jennifer Medina
(Spring 2002)

2002-2003
Loren Chidoni (Fall 2002)
Peter Rasmussen
(Spring 2003)

2003-2004
Blake Hennon (Fall 2003)
Mike Cervantes
(Spring 2004)

2004-2005
Brian Reed (Fall 2004)
Elizabeth Brotherton
(Spring 2005)

2005-2006
Sara Libby (Fall 2005)
Lindsey Davis
(Spring 2006)

2006-2007
Zach Fox (Fall 2006)
Jeremy Beecher
(Spring 2007)

2007-2008
Joanna Lin (Fall 2007)
Laura Keller
(Spring 2008)

2008-2009
Ryan Furlong (Fall 2008)
Joyce Chen
(Spring 2009)

2009-2010
Alexander Comisar (Fall 2009)
Tiffanie Wu
(Spring 2010)

2010-2011
Kate Mather (Fall 2010)
Alexandra Tilsley (Spring 2011)

2011-2012
Asher Feldman (Fall 2011)
Giovanni Osorio (Spring 2012)

2012-2013
Sean Fitz-Gerald (Fall 2012)
Eddie Kim (Spring 2013)

2013-2014
Annalise Mantz (Fall 2013)
Sheridan Watson (Spring 2014)

2014-2015
Euno Lee (Fall 2014)

 

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