Dr. Ernest Gruening, one of the country???s outstanding liberal journalists, yesterday assumed his duties as eiditor of The New York Evening Post. He resigned from his post as managing editor of the Nation, liberal weekly.
Born in New York City in 1887, Dr. Gruening studied medicine at Harvard, graduating in 1911. He was attracted to newspaper work, however, and joined the staff of the Boston American. In 1914 he became the editor of the Boston Evening Traveler, ad resigned when ordered to publish a retraction of a story about Mayor Curley???s lobbying or a banned motion picture in another state.
Dr. Gruening came to New York and did special work for Frank A. Munsey, then head of the New York Sun. He was managing editor of the New York Tribune until 1918 when he volunteered for military servie and drilled at the Zachary Taylor Post in Kentucky. He successively edited La Prensa, published in Spanish in New York. The Portland News which he founded in 1927, and the Nation.
His book, ???Mexico and Its. Heritage,??? which he wrote after a tour of that country is generally accepted as the authoritative work on the subject.
Dr. Gruening exposed facts regardine the American occupation of Haiti and Santo Domingo following the World War. He directed the LaFollette presidential campaign in 1924.