Walter S. Copeland owned or co-owned important newspapers across Virginia
including the Danville Register, Richmond Evening Leader, Roanoke Times, and Newport News Daily Press. Held in high esteem by his
journalistic peers, he served four terms as president of the Virginia Press
Association. Copeland supported Progressive reforms to improve welfare and education programs for poor
whites, which he viewed as necessary for social order. He opposed the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s and support. . .
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