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Robert William Smith

Robert William Smith, American newspaper publisher. Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944; Member American Society Newspaper.


  • Smith, Robert William was born on June 4, 1916 in Austin, Minnesota, United States. Son of Jack and Norah (Gilbertson) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student Luther College, 1935-1936. B. Journalism, U. Missouri, 1938.


    • Copy editor Minneapolis Star, 1939-1942, editorial writer, 1945-1955, associate editorial page editor, 1955-1956, associate editorial page editor Minneapolis Star and Tribune, 1956-1963, editorial page editor, 1963-1967, executive editor Minneapolis Star, 1967-1969, editor, 1969-1972, associate public, 1972-1973, public, 1973-1975. Vice president Minneapolis Star and Tribune Company, 1969-1975.


    • Editor: Economics for You and Me, 1960.


    Served to First lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944. Member American Society Newspaper. Clubs: Minneapolis, Woodhill Country.


    • Married Margaret Ewing Cargill, July 13, 1944. Married second, Rosalie Heffelfinger Willkie, August 26, 1968.
    • father: Jack Smith
    • mother: Norah (Gilbertson) Smith
    • spouses: Margaret Ewing Cargill
    • Rosalie Heffelfinger Willkie
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    Died December 13, 1975
    (aged 59)