Hugh McDevitt

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2009


Hugh "Butch" McDevitt
Sportswriter • West Chester

A graduate of St. Agnes High School where he began writing about school activities for the Daily Local News. During his senior year in 1923, he began working for the Local. In the late '20s he became sports editor and served in that capacity until named managing editor in 1951. For more than 25 years he covered all sports for St. Agnes and West Chester as well as other local high schools. He also reported on West Chester State Teachers College and was their sports publicity director for 10 years terminating in 1959. Butch was a sports correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin (25 years) and Inquirer (15 years). He was a charter member of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association and was their treasurer for 15 years. He died at age 55 on May 11, 1961. In 1963 the Daily Local News instituted the Hugh V. McDevitt Trophy for the annual outstanding all-around athlete of the Ches-Mont League.
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