Benjamin James Pope Jr., BJ ’51, died Sept. 1. While an undergrad at the J-School, Pope met his future wife, Rosanne (Stiles) Pope, BJ ’51. They married soon after graduation and enjoyed 47 years together until her death in 1998. Upon graduating from MU, he worked for newspapers in Memphis and Richmond, moving into the field of corporate public relations before opening his own consulting firm, Pope Public Relations.
Updated: September 10, 2015