It is with deep regret that we must inform all of
R.E. Lee High School Alumni and the Class of 1974 that Chris Warden
died January 4, 2009.
T. Warden (“Chris”), an Assistant Professor at the Hall School of
Journalism and Communication at Troy University passed away on January
4, 2009 following a life-long battle against hemophilia.
Warden, a noted conservative journalist, recently authored the book
“Voodoo Anyone? How to Understand Economics Without Really
Trying,” a textbook primer for journalists who are overwhelmed with
economic jargon. The book, being published by Accuracy in Academia,
addresses topical economic issues such as energy prices, government
spending and Social Security. Mr.
Warden was also an opinion columnist for the Troy Messenger.
to his employment at Troy University, Mr. Warden worked for Investors
Business Daily, where he started as a reporter in the Washington
bureau and was soon promoted to an editor position at the paper’s
Los Angeles headquarters. Mr.
Warden rose to become the Editorial Page Editor, managing the
influential business newspaper’s opinion section. He also held
several positions in Washington, D.C., including editor of the
National Journalism Center, under the auspices of founder, M. Stanton
Evans, and press secretary for U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.).
He also was employed with the Congressional Placement Office
located on Capitol Hill.
Warden graduated with a BA in English from the University of Virginia
and received a Masters in Journalism from American University.
While at the University of Virginia, Mr. Warden was a member of Sigma
Pi fraternity. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in
Springfield, Virginia. He
is survived by his parents, B.E. (Jack) and Louise, of Nisswa,
Minnesota, and a sister, Kathleen, of Minneapolis, an aunt and uncle,
many cousins, several godchildren, and all his students.
memorial service has been scheduled for 2 p.m. CST Friday, Jan. 16, at
the Trojan Center Theatre for the Performing Arts on the Troy
University Campus in Troy, Ala., with the Rev. Robert Warden Prim and
the Rev. Dave Kirby officiating.
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National
Hemophilia Foundation at 116 West 32nd Street, 11th Floor, New York,
NY 10001 or the Hall School of Journalism at Troy University, 101
Wallace Hall, Troy University, AL 36082.