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Affectionately called the Godfather through many parts of Columbus by a grateful community, Amos Lynch has dedicated his life to the newspaper business and supporting the community. It has been said, “If you cut Amos with a knife, he would bleed printer ink”. The son of a family of medical professionals, Amos chose a journalism career. He has served at the helm of the Call and Post, and formed his own publication the Columbus Post.
Amos served his country during World War II at the Great Lakes Naval Facility in Chicago. While there, he recorded his views on the war through his writings that he labeled “The Blue Jacket Diary”. In partnership with Shiloh Baptist Church, Amos Lynch established the largest sit-down breakfast in the country commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Held every January, it attracts over 5,000 attendees. Mr. Lynch has mentored many young people for careers in journalism, photography, advertising and marketing. He has served on numerous boards including the Columbus Urban League, United Way of Central Ohio, Capitol City Classic, and as Director of the Mount Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association. Amos is member-emeritus of the Columbus Council of Elders. He never attended, but he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The Ohio State University.
Many elected officials, over the years, have had successful careers resulting from the endorsement of Amos Lynch, including Mayor Michael B. Coleman.