Gilbert W. Kingsbury (April 27, 1909, Covington KY – August 21, 1995, Lawrenceville, GA)

“Gil” Kingsbury grew up in Covington, New York City, and Washington D.C. before resettling in the Northern Kentucky area where he graduated from Holmes High School in 1927. Kingsbury then attended the University of Kentucky before he was hired by the Cincinnati Post where he worked for 6 years before leaving the newspaper to work as a professor of journalism at the University of Cincinnati. His time as a professor didn’t last long, only two years after leaving newspapers Kingsbury moved to New York City to report for WLW of Cincinnati and WINS in New York City. Kingsbury continued as a correspondent while working for two U.S. Senators in Washington D.C. Eventually, Kingsbury returned to Kentucky to serve in the state House of Representatives from 1958-1960. During Kingsbury’s time as a politician, he helped to establish a $100 million bond to pay for interstate highways and parks. Kingsbury died at his son’s home in Georgia in 1995 and was buried in Highland Cemetery.

Works Available at KCPL

Alison & Rose Funeral Home Inc.: a history – KR 338.476 K55a

Two Desks, Two Bicycles and a Typewriter: a History of Hickman, Williams, & Company – KR 338.4 K55t



“Combs Names Kingsbury as UK Trustee,” Cincinnati Enquirer, June 24 1962, 6A.

“Gilbert W. Kingsbury, Journalist, Educator,” Kentucky Post, August 23, 1995, 16A.

Hicks, Jack. “Double-Edged Career Gives Kingsbury Twin Perspective,” Cincinnati Enquirer, August 12, 1981, 1A.

“Kingsbury Appointed as Aid to Senator; Annual Pay $10,300,” Cincinnati Enquirer,  February 3, 1949, 1.

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