Maddry founded/organized the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 1977 and wrote an un-bylined story about the new group for Editor & Publisher magazine. He mailed the organization a photocopy of his 34-year-old article after learning about his 2011 award.
NSNC founder Larry Maddry sent the board a very nice letter of thanks for his Legacy Award. The letter is below and the original will go in the NSNC archives. Larry is a now-retired Norfolk (Va.) Virginian-Pilot columnist. (History of NSNC)