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William Harry Britten

William Harry Britten, editor, publisher.

Background

  • Britten, William Harry was born on August 25, 1921. Son of Harry William and Gertrude Alice (Lehman) Britten.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Western Union College, 1943. Postgraduate, Iowa State College, 1942. Master of Arts, State University Iowa, 1948.

    Career

    • Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram, 1948-1955. Landscaper John F. Keenen, Leicester, Massachusetts, 1956. Sales department clerk Reed & Prince Manufacturing Company, Worcester, 1957-1963, inventory control clerk, 1964, chief expeditor, 1965.

      State editor Marshalltown (Iowa) Times-Republican, 1965-1966, staff writer, 1966-1967. News editor Denison (Iowa) Bulletin and Review, 1967-1968. City editor Boone News Republican, 1968.

      Editor, public, owner The Tri-County News, Zearing, 1968-1989, editor emeritus, from 1990. Editor, public Hubbard (Iowa) Review, 1969-1972.

    Membership

    Secretary Young Men's Republican Club, Worcester, 1957. Correspondent secretary Young People's Republican Club, 1958. Member Ward 8 Republican Committee, Worcester, 1960-1965.

    Republican candidate Massachusetts state legislature, 1960. Ward chairman to elect Edward W. Brooke attorney general Massachusetts, 1962, 64. Board directors Story County (Iowa) Cancer Society, 1976-1981.

    Chairman Story County, Lincoln Township Representatives, 1992, 94. Active Church of Christ, United Methodist Church With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Iowa Newspaper Association, National Newspaper Association, American Legion (post Commander 1982-1983), University Iowa Alumni Association.
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    Born August 25, 1921
    Died March 12, 2008
    (aged 86)
    • 1943
      Western Union College
    • 1942
      Iowa State College
    • 1948
      State University Iowa
    • 1948 - 1955
      Reporter Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram
    • 1956
      landscaper John F. Keenen
      Leicester, United Kingdom
    • 1957 - 1963
      sales department clerk, Reed & Prince Manufacturing Company
      Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1965
      sales department clerk, Reed & Prince Manufacturing Company
    • 1967 - 1968
      news editor Denison (Iowa) Bulletin and Review
    • 1968 - 1989
      editor
      Zearing, Iowa, United States
    • 1968
      city editor Boone News Republican
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