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Thurston Twigg-Smith

Thurston Twigg-Smith, American newspaper publisher. Trustee Honolulu Academy Arts, The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven. Major Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Waialae Country Club, Pacific Club, Oahu Country Club, Outrigger Canoe Club.

Background

  • Twigg-Smith, Thurston was born on August 17, 1921 in Honolulu. Son of William and Margaret Carter (Thurston) Twigg-S.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering, Yale University, 1942.

    Career

    • With Honolulu Advertiser, 1946-2000, managing editor, 1954-1960, assistant business manager, 1960-1961, public, 1961-1986. President, director, chief executive officer Honolulu Advertiser, Inc., 1962-1993, chairman, 1993-2000. Chairman, director, Chief Executive Officer Persis Corporation, 1962-2002, chairman Twigg-Smith Group LLC, since 2002.

    Membership

    Trustee Honolulu Academy Arts, The Contemporary Museum, Hawaii, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven. Major Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Waialae Country Club, Pacific Club, Oahu Country Club, Outrigger Canoe Club.

    Connections

    • Married Bessie Bell, June 9, 1942 (divorced February 1983). Children: Elizabeth, Thurston, William, Margaret, Evelyn. Married Laila Roster, February 22, 1983 (divorced December 1994).

      Married Sharon Smith, February 28, 1996.
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    Born August 17, 1921
    • 1942
      Yale University
    • 1946
      With Honolulu Advertiser
    • 1954 - 1960
      With Honolulu Advertiser
    • 1961 - 1986
      With Honolulu Advertiser
    • 1962 - 1993
      president, officer Honolulu Advertiser
    • 1962 - 1993
      director, officer Honolulu Advertiser
    • 1962 - 1993
      chief executive, officer Honolulu Advertiser
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