Louis Cassels
1922 - 1974

South Carolina Connection

Louis Cassels was born in Ellenton, South Carolina.

Selected Bibliography

  • Christian Primer,1964 What's the Difference?: A Comparison of the Faiths Men Live By,1965
  • Your Bible,1967
  • The Real Jesus: How He Lived and What He Taught,1968
  • The Reality of God,1971
  • Haircuts and Holiness: Discussion Starters for Religious Encounter Groups,1971
  • A Feast for a Time of Fasting: Meditations for Lent,1973
  • This Fellow Jesus,1973 Forbid Them Not,1973
  • Coontail Lagoon: A Celebration of Life,1974
  • A Bad Investment,1974
  • Faiths of America,1975


Louis Cassels was born on January 14, 1922, in Ellenton, South Carolina. Cassels is remembered for his many contributions to religious journalism. From 1947 until 1967, he was a correspondent for the United Press International in Washington, D.C. Cassels was also a feature writer and was the author of the column "Religion in America," from 1955-1974. From the years 1967 to 1974, Cassels served as senior editor. Cassels received many awards for his contributions in the field of religious journalism. He died on January 23, 1974, in Aiken, South Carolina.

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  • Christopher Award
  • Faith and Freedom Award from the Religious Heritage of America for his contributions to religious journalism
  • Front Page Award from the Newspaper Guild for the Best National Reporting of Race Relations

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