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Albert Laney

Born: 1896

Death: Jan 31, 1988

Birthplace: Pensacola

Nationality: United States

Albert Laney

Date of Birth : 1896
Date of Death : Jan 31, 1988
Birth Place : Pensacola

Albert 'Al' Gillis Laney was an American sportswriter who specialized in tennis and golf but also covered baseball, boxing and American football. Laney was born on January 11, 1896 in Pensacola, Florida, the son of an attorney and one of six children. He served as a lieutenant in World War I and saw action at The Battle of the Argonne Forest. After World War I Laney became a correspondent at the New York Evening Mail. In 1924 he went to Europe and joined the Paris Herald, as the Paris edition of the New York Herald was known. During his period in Europe he also started working for the New York Herald Tribune. In the summer months he would travel between Paris and England to cover the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the Davis Cup and the British golf tournaments. In the mid-1930s he returned to the United States to join the Tribune's sports staff. He retired when the Tribune ceased publication in 1966.

Also known as


  • Al Gillis Laney
  • Albert Laney
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