An Adventure in Ink
Charlotte Tillar Schexnayder
career in journalism, politics recalled in memoir
Tillar Schexnayder and her husband, Melvin, owned the Dumas
newspaper, an influential voice in the life and politics of
the Arkansas Delta, and Schexnayder later served for fourteen
years in the Arkansas House of Representatives. She was a
pioneer in helping to open the professions of politics and
journalism to women. Salty Old Editor is the story of how
Schexnayder overcame the many challenges she faced with abundant
humor and grace—and with ink on her fingers.
Tillar Schexnayder received a bachelor of
arts degree from Louisiana State University, where she also
studied in graduate school. The first woman appointed to the
Arkansas Board of Pardons and Parole, Schexnayder has been
president of every professional journalism organization in
which she was a member, including the National Federation
of Press Women and the National Newspaper Association. She
lives in Dumas, Arkansas.
6 x 9 • 291 pages
Distributed for the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.