Rosamond M. Young

1912 - 2005

Inducted 2003

Rosamond M. Young has led us to a fuller perception of ourselves and our community during her career as a Dayton educator, journalist, and author. Roz Young was born in Dayton and graduated from Steele High School. She earned a B.A. and M.A. degree from Oberlin College, and served as an educator for 30 years. For over 25 years she has worked as a journalist at the Dayton Journal Herald and Dayton Daily News, writing at first daily and now weekly columns on a variety of subjects from history, culture and everyday events in Dayton to the exploits of her beloved cat Edith. She has also written biographies of some of the area’s most prominent citizens, including Boss Kettering and the Wright Brothers. In her series of careers spanning more than 50 years, Roz Young has emphasized the effective uses of language and called attention to the importance of clear communication. She has educated, amused and touched our lives in innumerable ways and is truly a community treasure.