Wiley Wilson Hilburn, Jr. (February 20, 1938 – January 16, 2014), was a journalist in Ruston, Louisiana, whose communications career began in the middle 1950s when he was a student at Ruston High School and then Louisiana Tech University. In 1968, at the age of thirty, Hilburn returned to Louisiana Tech to chair the Journalism Department and serve as director of the college news bureau.

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  • Wiley Wilson Hilburn, Jr. (February 20, 1938 – January 16, 2014), was a journalist in Ruston, Louisiana, whose communications career began in the middle 1950s when he was a student at Ruston High School and then Louisiana Tech University. In 1968, at the age of thirty, Hilburn returned to Louisiana Tech to chair the Journalism Department and serve as director of the college news bureau. Even while instructing budding journalists for some four decades, he continued to write a popular weekly column carried by Gannett in both the Shreveport Times and the Monroe News-Star. On September 1, 2009, Hilburn retired from the university position after forty-one years.
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  • Wiley W. Hilburn at Louisiana Tech University
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  • Five grandchildren
  • From first marriage:
  • Anne Marie Hilburn
  • Gregory Todd Hilburn
  • Jenny O'Driscoll
  • Kevin Scott Hilburn
  • Step-daughter:
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  • Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston
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  • Fragments, New Seasons, Reflections of North Louisiana
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  • Human interest essays
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  • Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States
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  • Cousin Charles C. Barham
  • Uncle by marriage C. E. "Cap" Barham
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  • Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston
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  • American journalist and educator
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  • Ellen Riser Hilburn , now Ellen R. LaCroix
  • Kate Sartor Hilburn
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  • American journalist and educator
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  • Wiley Wilson Hilburn, Jr. (February 20, 1938 – January 16, 2014), was a journalist in Ruston, Louisiana, whose communications career began in the middle 1950s when he was a student at Ruston High School and then Louisiana Tech University. In 1968, at the age of thirty, Hilburn returned to Louisiana Tech to chair the Journalism Department and serve as director of the college news bureau.
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