L. T. Anderson

Class of 1942

Twice a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Leonard Troy (L. T.) Anderson was best known for his insightful, witty and “to the point” columns. Anderson launched his 50-year career as a reporter for the Hinton Daily News. He joined the Charleston Gazette in 1950 as a copy editor, and, then, he became a writer for the Charleston Gazette and for the Charleston Daily Mail. He rose to city editor and associate editor for the Charleston Gazette.He was a World War II veteran, and in 1984 he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from West Virginia State College for his influence on the state’s political scene. He won numerous writing awards from West Virginia Press Association and from the Associated Press.