CT Journalism Hall of Fame: Sherman London

LondonSherman D. London spent most of his journalism life at the Waterbury Republican-American. He was a political and legislative reporter, assistant managing editor, and for the last 20 years of his career served as the Editorial Director. He retired in 1989. Sherman is a true native son of Waterbury. He was born there in 1922. After graduating from Rider College in 1942 his first job was at the former Waterbury Democrat. He was drafted during World War II and served with a field artillery division in the Pacific.
When he came home he returned to the Democrat. It was sold to the Republican-American in 1947 and he stayed on…for more than 40 years.

Sherman has been a long-time advocate of freedom of information in Connecticut. He has served as an FOI commissioner since 1996, retiring in 2013. He has won many journalism awards, including the CTSPJ Helen M. Loy award for efforts in Freedom of Information, and a United Press International honor for the best editorial on education in 1977. He served a term as president of the Connecticut Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and was a member of the Ethics Committee of the National Conference of Editorial Writers.

Sherman has been a reservist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency handling public affairs during disaster recovery efforts. Sherman serves as co-chair of Vision Waterbury, in on the Board of Directors of the Greater Waterbury Arts Council, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and several other community boards.

Sherman D. London was inducted into the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007.

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