Raymond Gram Swing (March 25, 1887 – December 22, 1968) was an American print and broadcast journalist. He was one of the most influential news commentators of his era, heard by people worldwide as a leading American voice from Britain during World War II. Known originally as Raymond Swing, he adopted his wife's last name in 1919 and became known as Raymond Gram Swing. Swing was born in Cortland, New York on March 25, 1887. He attended Oberlin College in Ohio, where his father was a professor of theology. As a youth, Swing was the proverbial "minister's son" and felt unable to live up to his parents' high expectations. Describing himself during his student days as "a prankster who found freshman math 'totally incomprehensible,'" Swing only lasted for a year at Oberlin. He later expressed gratitude for "how much Oberlin had given me—in music, in the first interest I had in the other arts, and in the basic liberalism of racial and sexual equality." "Just being a part of Oberlin gave me an innate sense of the political equality of men and women—all men and all women." After leaving Oberlin, Swing worked briefly in a barber shop. His first foray into journalism came at age 19, in 1906 with the Cleveland Press. This was followed by stints at the The Richmond (Indiana) Evening News, the Indianapolis Star and the Cincinnati Times-Star. Determined to prove himself after what he saw as his early failure, he worked to the point of exhaustion. His career was meteoric. At age 23 he became Managing editor of the Indianapolis Sun.
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Raymond Gram Swing 380304 - End of Two Trials [Niemoller and the Old Bolsheviks].mp3
Raymond Gram Swing 400719 - Hitler Offered Peace to Britain in a Speech Today.mp3
Raymond Gram Swing 410509 - The Monitor And The Merrimac.mp3
Raymond Gram Swing 430816 - Churchill Denies He Said War Will Be Over in 6 Months.mp3
Raymond Gram Swing 450530 Gen Eisenhower's Memorial Day Order of the Day.mp3
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