Lois Sager Foxhall Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism

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Lois Sager Foxhall
Lois Sager Foxhall

The Lois Sager Foxhall Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Journalism was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on June 10, 2011, to benefit The University of Texas College of Communication. The endowment honors Mrs. Lois Sager Foxhall. Gift funds were provided by Mrs. Nene E. Foxhall, Lois’ daughter.

Lois Sager Foxhall was born in Memphis, Texas, in 1917. She grew up in Childress, Texas, and worked for the Childress Index newspaper before attending The University of Texas at Austin. She earned a BA in communications from the University in 1939.

After graduation Lois became the first woman foreign correspondent for a Texas newspaper. She covered the Nuremberg trials and United Nation sessions as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News. It was a time when few women worked on such high-profile assignments.

After World War II she studied modern history and international relations at Harvard University under a Nieman Fellowship, then worked a year in the Austin bureau of the Dallas Morning News.

She married Lewis Foxhall on October 31, 1949, in Dallas and moved to Memphis. For several years, she wrote freelance feature stories for the Dallas Morning News from Memphis. Lois Sager Foxhall died July 6, 1989.


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