James G. “Jim” McLoughlin, Jr. was born October 17, 1919 and grew up in Roselle, New Jersey. He attended Abraham Clark High School, one of the country’s first six-year schools, then college for two years before entering World War II for three and a half years. He spent two years at the American Theater and a year travelling through Maine to write for McGraw Hill’s magazine, Textile World. He worked for Gannett Broadcasting Company selling radio advertisements, started the Foreign Press Program and managed communications of Maine’s Regional Medical Program. He moved to Maine permanently in 1970.
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