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Arthur R. Railton

Arthur R. Railton

"Arthur R. Railton was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1915 and moved to Massachusetts one year later. He studied journalism at Boston University and the University of Iowa before serving five years in the Army during World War II. After the war, he worked on newspapers in Wisconsin and Illinois before accepting the position of automotive Edited by at Popular Mechanics, where he worked for thirteen years. In 1960, he moved to Volkswagen of America, where he became vice president of corporate relations. Railton spent his first summer on Martha's Vineyard in 1923 and moved there permanently upon retirement in 1977. He has been Edited by of the Dukes County Intelligencer, the quarterly journal of the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, since 1978, editing and writing more than five thousand pages of Vineyard history. "