Lewis Nolan, business editor of the Memphis Commercial-Appeal from 1978 to 1984, died Monday at the age of 74.
Tom Bailey of the Commercial-Appeal writes, “By 1978, he was appointed business editor. That didn’t stop him from writing an unusual first-person account in 1980 when the former British prime minister, James Callaghan, visited Memphis on a search for the ‘real America.”
“After Callaghan went to bed at Memphis Country Club, Nolan joined the VIP’s Scotland Yard bodyguard and press aide to hunt for a bar. They wound up at the Highland Strip’s Uncle Bobby’s tavern.
“‘The tuxedos and the British accents brought a rash of questions from the college-age crowd,’ Nolan wrote.
“He left the newspaper in 1984 to become vice president of communications at Plough Advertising Corp. and its Lake-Spiro-Shurman agency.”
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