Mason Pulliam (1906 to 1997)
Mason Pulliam was a journalist, a business leader, a humanitarian
and a lover of all creatures. She was born and raised in central
Indiana in a farming family of seven children. She lived her adult
life in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Phoenix, Arizona and traveled
the world extensively. She was the founding secretary-treasurer
and a director of Central Newspapers, Inc. which her husband,
Eugene C. Pulliam, established in 1934. Among its many newspaper
holdings were The Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis
News, The Arizona Republic, and The Phoenix Gazette.
Mrs. Pulliam was both a journalist and a business woman; she was
the first female member of the Sigma Delta Chi, now the Society
of Professional Journalists. During
her lifetime many charitable and civic organizations benefited
from her generosity.
was a strong believer in education. She made sure I went to college
and she encouraged other children to go to college through the
many scholarships she provided.
- Joe Peden, Nephew of Nina Mason Pulliam