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Other assignments during his 4 1/2 years with the U.S. Government included that of Director, the United States Information Agency; United States Ambassador to Finland; and member of the United Nations General Assembly.

Dr. Rowan has received numerous awards for his reporting and achievements in the field of journalism, and has authored several books, including "The Pitiful and the Proud," "Go South To Sorrow," and the biography of Jackie Robinson, "Wait Till Next Spring."  He has received more than 25 honorary degrees from educational institutions.

In September 1965, Dr. Rowan returned to his journalism career and continued to receive recognition as a syndicated columnist, political commentator for radio and television, Roving Editor, and prize-winning newsman.
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