David A. Peyton, Sr.

Class of 1970

David Peyton began working for the Huntington Publishing Company while he was still a student at Marshall University. After graduation he continued with the company and moved into editor of the editorial page for The Huntington Advertiser. Peyton wrote two syndicated columns, served as a columnist for The Herald-Dispatch for 30 years, wrote columns for The Charleston Daily Mail for a short time and he was on the ground covering the 1970 airplane crash of Marshall’s football team. He is a student of folk culture and the co-author of eight books about computer publishing. He is a long-time member of a recognized local band, 1937 Flood.