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Peter Oyhus Schmitt

Peter Oyhus Schmitt was American newspaper publishing executive. Member of Sigma Delta Chi, Elks.

Background

  • Schmitt, Peter Oyhus was born on June 29, 1938 in Mount Vernon, New York, United States. Son of Henry John and Viola Dorisclare (Oyhus) Schmitt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Economic, University South Dakota, 1960.

    Career

    • Management trainee Ridder Publications, San Jose, California, 1963—1965. With circulation department Grand Forks Herald, North Dakota, 1965—1966. General manager American News Subsidiary Knight-Ridder Newspapers Inc., 1968—1975.

      Public, 1976—1985; president, 1978—1985. With United States Army, 1961-1967.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member of Sigma Delta Chi, Elks.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Joyce Hren, May 9, 1964. Children: Laura, Paul.
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    • 1960
      University South Dakota
    • 1963 - 1965
      Management, trainee Ridder Publications
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1965 - 1966
      with circulation department Grand Forks Herald
      North Dakota, United States
    • 1968 - 1975
      general manager, American News Subsidiary Knight-Ridder Newspapers Incorporated
    • 1976 - 1985
      public
    • 1978 - 1985
      president