Edwin H. Maynard ’38
Journalist, author, and editor Edwin H. Maynard ’38 died Nov. 19, 2010. He was 92.
Maynard, of Lebanon, Ohio, graduated with a degree in English, and went on to study journalism at Northwestern and Syracuse universities. He worked as a journalist and editor for numerous United Methodist Church publications, including the Christian Advocate, the Methodist Story, and The Interpreter. His work spanned multiple media, including film, television, and print. His work took him around the world, including time in India, Greece, Lebanon, Vietnam, Cuba, and Central and South America. After his retirement in 1984, he spent a year in China teaching journalism and wrote “Keeping Up With a Revolution,” a 50-year history of United Methodist Communications. In 1973, Maynard was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Cornell, in recognition of his work with the United Methodist Church. He was given the Associated Church Press Citation of Honor in 1984, was named to the United Methodist Association of Communicators Hall of Fame in 1989, and was given the Sertoma Club Service to Mankind Award in 1989.