Barry Bishop (1906-1986)
Barry Bishop began his journalism career as sports editor of the Austin Statesman while still a student at the University of Texas. After graduation, Bishop wrote for The Dallas Morning News in Dallas before serving in the Mexico City and Washington, D.C. bureaus.
In 1951, he resigned from the DMN to join the U.S. Department of State where he served as Press Attaché to the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. He returned to Washington, D.C. to become head of the Latin American News Service for the U.S. Information Agency, which deployed him to assignments in Argentina, Bolivia, Spain and New York (United Nations).
His final position before retirement was as Latin American Correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in Mexico City.
When Bishop died, Mrs. Bishop wished to endow a scholarship in his name so that he would have a lasting legacy. In addition, when Mrs. Bishop passed, she directed that memory contributions be made to that endowment.